Once the pigments are deposited, the skin needs to heal. A recovery period of one week for permeant treatments should be allowed, so that the micro-wounds created during the procedure may dry up and close while the pigments get assimilated into the dermal layer.
The treatment process must likewise follow a strict procedure that allows the patient’s scalp to heal between treatment sessions. The industry standard timescales are as follows:
- Day 1 – first session
- Day 8 (or later) – second session
- Day 15 (or later) – third session
Basically, leave a minimum of one week between each session, however there are a couple of considerations.
First, it is feasible to leave just 5 days between each session for clients who have an issue with time, for example when they’re travelling from far away for their procedure. Second, it is common to leave several weeks between the second and third sessions, to allow time for the pigments to fully settle and to establish whether a third session is needed.