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. 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.
How Areola Repigmentation Helps People After Breast Surgery
The areola is part of the human breast in both women and men. It is a circular area of skin around the nipple that is often darker and thicker than the surrounding skin. The areola plays a key role in the aesthetic look of a breast. Since a woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts, a missing areola can be psychologically devastating. A woman can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy, and she can regain her figure with a breast reconstruction. However, she may not feel “complete” without an areola. A woman can become emotionally distressed from a scarred areola as well. A man’s self-esteem can also be lowered by the appearance of his chest and breasts. Areola tattooing provides the “finishing touch” after breast surgery. Patients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again.
Areola Pigmentation is for individuals who want more color in their areola area or have lost areola pigment due to surgical procedures such as: Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, breast reduction, breast enlargement, breast lift, or male breast reduction. Camoufllage (cover up) is also done to correct scarring after surgical procedures and give way to a more natural looking breast.
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SCALP PIGMENTATION / HAIR SIMULATION
Denise George of Forever Ink has been very successful providing clients, both men and women, with the professional service of hair simulation with permanent cosmetic makeup. Have thinning hair or a bald spot? Micropigmentation of the affected area simulates the appearance of individual hair strokes and can make the hair appear fuller. Additionally it does not inhibit the growth of new hair follicles. This procedure is perfect for those affected by alopecia, premature balding, birthmarks, burns or surgical procedures.