Areola and Nipple Micropigmentation


Nipple and Areola Micropigmentation

Micropigmentation is used to create a semi-permanent image of an areola and/or nipple for patients who have had breast reconstruction surgery.
The procedure is carried out by a trained tattoo artist.
Pigment is applied to the top layer of the skin with a small electronic machine which uses a cluster of fine needles to implant semi-permanent colour (pigment). These needles are sterile and disposable.

How long will it take?

You can expect to be with us for about an hour on your initial visit, then for about 30 minutes for any other treatments depending on whether we are adding colour to one or both breasts.
Most patients require one initial treatment followed by a second appointment to build up the pigment colour. Possible follow-up treatments in the future may be required if the pigment fades. Time scales for future top ups varies from person to person.

Nipple and Areola Micropigmentation

Price upon request and consultation

What is the expected benefit of having this procedure?

The aim of nipple and areola micropigmentation is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the breast by recreating, as closely as possible, a nipple and areola that mimics the existing nipple and areola (if applicable). This has a positive effect of improving body image and boosting self esteem.

Are there any risks involved with this procedure?

100% satisfaction cannot be guaranteed and the extent of the success of the treatment depends on what expectations are desired, the skin type of the patient and the method the practitioner deems appropriate. As we use a semi-permanent pigment which has been tested as safe to use for patients following breast reconstruction, the pigment may fade over time. 

 You may also experience
the following:

• pigment may spread slightly outside the treated area
• uneven pigment area
• not achieving an exact match to your natural nipple & areola
As with any clinical procedure, micro-pigmentation is not without risk. 

These include:

• discomfort during treatment
• allergy to pigment
• scarring
• bleeding
• infection
• flattening of a reconstructed nipple

Are there factors that may affect the result?

The result of micropigmentation is partly determined by individual skin type but can also be affected by:
• natural skin overtones   • skin characteristics (dryness, oiliness, sun damage, acidity)   • medication   • lifestyle, such as alcohol, smoking, swimming or jacuzzi  • individual healing ability  • presence of any scars

The procedure is done in a sterile environment with focus on safety.



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