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What to Expect During Your First Session

Whether you’ve already booked an appointment or still waiting to, there’s the unavoidable sense of nervousness that comes with doing something for the first time. Knowing what’s going to happen ahead of time is a surefire way to eliminate some of those feelings. Clinics vary in their procedure, but this post should paint a general picture for the first session.

The entire Scalp Micropigmentation procedure takes about two to three sessions, with the first session dedicated to laying out the framework for the remaining session(s). In other words, you won’t be walking out with the final look after your first visit.

Does it Hurt?

A common misconception about SMP is that it’s basically hair tattooing. Although both procedures involve adding permanent pigmentation underneath the skin, they are completely different in regards to purpose and procedure. Due to this misconception, clients worry most about the level of pain, since “tattooing” is often synonymous with “pain”.

Luckily, this procedure doesn’t hurt as much as you’d think. After the first ten minutes or so, the initial discomfort should subside. Sensitivity does differ from scalp to scalp, but at worst, your scalp may experience redness for the first day. Refrain from sweating and long exposure to sunlight to minimize the risk of any complication.

Keep in mind that your first visit may last approximately three to four hours. So dress in something you’d be comfortable in for those hours. You’re also allowed (and recommended) to take breaks, so don’t hesitate to ask if you need to stretch your legs or use the restroom.

The first session is an exciting experience, as it’s a huge step in combating the appearance of hair loss. However, it doesn’t mask the nervousness that surrounds the first visit. At Hairline Ink, we want to make your experience worry-free. With our staff of properly trained professionals, we’ll make sure you’re walking out with a new and confident sense of self. If you’ve already had your first session and have questions, or if you’re still on the fence and want more information, visit us at www.hairlineink.com.

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