I had two scars, each as big as you. The staple marks were also visible but they are not anymore. On some very specific lighting you can still see the scar, mainly because it doesn't reflect the light the same way. Scars do not take the ink the same way, so on session #1 they are very careful on this to assess this.
Your scars are still pretty visible to me, but you are just after session 1, there is still lot of work to be done. You will achieve must better results than this at the end. Plus I can see you have been pretty careful when shaving especially around the scar where I can still see some hair. I think shaving this time was good to make up your mind about how it went, I would shave again AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE with a R91 (still being gentle with the razor though) just before your next session. The practitioner needs this to make the perfect blending.
I can feel you are very stressed about this. Results from SMP vary a bit, some want a broken hairline some don't, Some want a denser look, some don't. But at the end it works, make your head appear shaved as long as you shaved to the bone (even 1mm is too much) and hides really really well the scars. For me the most stressing part wasn't to know if it will success or not, but if people will notice it. It's a work we have to make on our mind, sport a new look and be used to get no more hair on scars because they won' be very much visible at the end.
So relax, wait for more comments but you are just after session 1. I know you will achieve much better results at the end than what shown on these pictures.
SMP (2 strip scars from 3 HT): http://forum.hishair...5-28-days-to-go
#1 July 8th 2013 w/ Daz #32
#2 July 15th 2013 w/ Daz #30 #32
#3 July 20th 2013 w/ Katrina #32
#4 August 13th 2013 w/ Katrina #30 #32
#5 February 24th 2014 Touch up w/ Katrina #30 #32
#6 April 16th 2014 New hairline 1/2 w/ Katrina #32
#7 April 23rd 2014 New hairline 2/2 w/ Katrina #32
#8 January 26th 2016 New hairline + touch up 1/2 w/ Jeremie #30 #32
#9 February 2nd 2016 New hairline + touch up 2/2 w/ Jeremie #30 #32
#10 March 1st 2016 Quick touch up (HL) w/ J #32