Restore the appearance of the areola after breast cancer treatments or to enhance a more youthful and natural look.
Restore the appearance of both areolas after breast cancer treatments or to enhance a more youthful and natural look.
An areola tattoo is a cosmetic procedure that is done on the area of the breast or chest where the areola is found. The idea of areola pigment is that it alters the appearance of the nipple in some way, be it adding one or changing the shape. Areola tattoos are done in the same manner as other tattoos—by depositing pigment under the skin to create a permanent image—but tend to be particularly detailed in regards to blending and feathering, to ensure an extremely natural look.
Your PMU artist will discuss the desired nipple size, placement, and pigment colors that complement your skin. Your artist will then assess skin type and any scar patterns or scar tissue that may require more technical skill to achieve the end result. Once design is agreed upon the artist begins inserting pigments with a pmu machine into the skin crafting around and keeping the skin safe.
Your areola will take, on average, 4 weeks to heal. You will experience a peeling process between 7 to 10 days which will cause those scabs to fall off once it heels. Do not pick the scabs!
The tattoo is one of the preferred camouflages because its result is definitive.Treatments improve the appearance and thickness of the tissue on the stretch marks. Even better texture and thickness achieves the tone similar to the rest of the skin. In all cases it should be made clear that the objective is to try to minimize the contrast of the stretch marks and normal skin tones. That it is a camouflage and not a solution to remove stretch marks.
Scars, burns and discolorations caused by skin conditions can be camouflaged with the medical micropigmentation process and pigments.
The number of sessions depend a lot on the type of skin on the person, all skins and organism are different so is better not to say that only one session will be needed. The second session is done after 60 days which is the normal healing time of the procedure.
1-5 DAYS AFTER
-Redness and inflammation will be present. This is normal! The area may be mildly itchy, cream will help
1-2 WEEKS AFTER
-Collagen production starts taking place, redness will begin to fade with mild skin tone changes
2-3 WEEKS AFTER
-Skin tone of the treated area will temporarily darken while pigment is settling. (It will lighten, Trust the process)
4-8 WEEKS AFTER
-Healing process is finishing during this stage. The skin restores back to normal and pigment blends in
4 HOURS after the treatment
-Leave the cling film for 3-4 hours to prevent the skin from irritation. If possible don't shower.
24 HOURS after the treatment
-Unwrap the cling film and start with after care. Use PH neutral soap to clean any excess pigment. After Care is used 2-3 times a day in a thin coating.
7-10 DAYS after the treatment
-Use after care cream or ointment at least first 7-10 days. Sauna, steam, solarium, jacuzzi, chlorinated water are not recommend at least first 7-10 days. No sun exposure!
30 DAYS after the treatment
-Do not apply cosmetic products that contain strong acids to the pigmentation site. Avoid sun exposure while the skin is healing (still red), after that use 50+ sun factor on the treated area.
-Avoid any strenuous activities for 7 days
-Keep area hydrated with coconut oil or Aquaphor
-Avoid sun exposure or tanning booth
-Do not wash area with soap for 48 hours
-Avoid the beach, pool, jacuzzi and hot
The benefits of scar camouflage and micropigmentation:
-Face Lift procedures
-Scalps (trauma or Hair Transplants)
-Contracture scars – burns
-Vitiligo (if stabilized)
You might be a candidate if you meet the criteria below. Your scar or stretch marks should be:
1. Healed and no longer pink or changing color: (has to be at least one year old)
2. Smooth and relatively flat: (If your scar or skin area is bumpy or raised, the process may not be effective)
3. Without dark edges or keloid scarring: ( If the scar has dark edges Indicates Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIHP) from the initial trauma or surgery. Scar Camouflage Dark skin tones especially are affected)
4. Have realistic expectations: Scar Camouflage will not completely restore skin to the way it looked before it was injured. The process will not “erase” a scar or skin abnormality so it appears completely gone and the area looks “perfect” again. It improves color differences to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable.
Your PMU artist will carefully analyze your scarring and will evaluate your natural coloring. Your artist will then work with multiple blends of pigment to recreate the tonal variance of your skin. With the use of a pmu electric device pigment will be inserted into your skin crafting around and keeping the skin safe.
Pigment lightening + removal deposits another layer or layers of pigment or saline solution over the old eyebrow tattoo or PMU work. After the required number of applications, layer by layer, the brows return to their normal appearance. A slightly different type of pigment will be used in order for the old ink to “lighten” and be covered with a more appropriate one. You and your artist will determine the shade and color that is closest, if not the exact match, to your natural brows.
Expect to be at the studio for 1 to 2.5 hours – Some appointments can take shorter or longer, depending on individual circumstances.
For eyebrow enhancements: Avoid eyebrow tinting, waxing, tweezing or threading at least 7 days prior to your appointment.
Other skin enhancements: Avoid visiting tanning beds and receiving other skin treatments at least a week before your enhancement.
Consult with your physician regarding the hold of blood-thinning medications, which should not be taken three days prior to your appointment.
Avoid consuming caffeine as well as any sort of supplements like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Vitamin E, fish oil supplements, and Niacin at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Your artist will provide you with a list of aftercare instructions and discuss your follow-up appointments. On average, full healing occurs between 6 and 8 weeks. *varies per individual
Touchups are recommended every 6 to 12 months. Some may require more frequent touchups, as frequent as every 3 months.
Unless a note from your doctor declares you completely unable to receive the procedure.