What is Areola Repigmentation? :
Areola Repigmentation is a specialty area of medical tattooing that requires advanced education, training, and experience. These procedures help improve the appearance and self esteem of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery, or simply want to improve the appearance of the Areola.
Benefits of treatment :
Areola Repigmentation techniques can “create” an areola after breast reconstruction, minimize the appearance of scars, or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape. Areola Repigmentation may also be called Areola Tattooing, Areola Micropigmentation, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Recoloring, Areola Restoration, or Areola Simulation.
What factors may affect the results? :
The result of pigment implantation is partially determined by variations in skin type and can be affected by:
• Natural skin overtones
• Skin characteristics (dryness, oiliness, sun damage, thickness, colour, acidity)
• Lifestyle such as alcohol intake or smoking
• Individual healing ability
Topical local anaesthetic will be applied if required, to the area and therefore the procedure should not be painful.
The micro-pigmentation procedure usually takes 30-90 minutes depending on individual requirements.
The pigment is applied using a pen-like device, which works like a miniature sewing machine: the needles move up and down very fast, penetrating the skin and implanting the coloured pigment
to a depth of 2-3 millimetres. The specialist uses several techniques to build up colour effect. Following the procedure a gauze dressing will be applied.
Most patients require 2-3 initial treatments 8-12 weeks apart to achieve the desired outcome.
You should be able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. However, use of cosmetics, excessive perspiration and exposure of the treated area to the sun should be avoided until the area is fully healed.
You will experience slight swelling and redness following the procedure and the skin may feel ‘tight’. To ease discomfort you may take paracetamol (take as directed on the box). These symptoms will subside within 1-7 days depending on how sensitive your skin is.