3D AREOLA RECONSTRUCTION TATTOOING
3D Areola Tattoo
Jodie Hegarty Beauty & Aesthetics is proud to be the first specialist qualified in the very latest VMM® 3D Areola Tattoo procedure in the Lancashire, north-west area; using creative expertise to create the illusion of 3D nipple and areola – Helping you feel like you again.
This procedure is performed to help anyone who:
Has undergone cancer treatment, a double or single mastectomy and would like enhancements post-surgery
May need nipple colour enhancement or resizing of the areola following gender reassignment surgery or any breast augmentation surgery that has left you with pronounced scarring
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Jodie here.
ABOUT THE TREATMENT
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
The first step is to have a thorough consultation. In this part of the process, we will go through your medical history and discuss the surgery you have undergone (or have planned). This then ensures you receive the most suitable treatment that will give you the best outcome.
Areola tattooing usually takes 2 sessions 6-8 weeks apart. Each session may take up to 3 hours.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING EACH TREATMENT?
Whatever your desired outcome, you will receive the most personalised treatment. From the shape, size, placement and colourings, you will be fully involved in the process to develop the right solution, just for you. This stage will involve measuring and marking the areola and nipple complex using temporary markers and perfectly blend pigment shades to match your skin, giving a natural look.
Once you are happy with your design, specialist tattooing techniques will be used to skilfully implant the specialist medical grade pigment into your skin creating a natural, true-to-life 3D nipple and areola.
HOW WILL IT FEEL AFTERWARDS?
Usually, the area around your treatment may be fairly red for 36 hours. A sterile dressing will be applied which you wear under your clothes for up to 5 days.
DO YOU PROVIDE AFTERCARE?
For all treatments, full aftercare advice and complimentary aftercare products are included.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT:
Do not use sunbed or tanning products before your treatment to ensure your natural skin tone and your skin is not sensitive.
Medical tattoo procedures normally take multiple treatment sessions. Allowing 6-8 weeks of healing time between treatments.
The colour intensity will be significantly sharper and sometimes darker immediately after the treatment. The colour will become softer and lighter by up to 40% as the skin heals.
A sensitivity test must be performed before the medical tattooing procedure.
Exfoliate the breast area for 2 days. before your treatment date.
There may be swelling, bruising and redness immediately following the treatment and for up to 3 days after.
Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other know blood thinners at least 48 hours before and after each treatment.
Do NOT discontinue any medication without consulting your doctor or Oncologist.
Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee, also garlic and oily fish for 48 hours before your treatment.
Infections can occur if you do not adhere to the aftercare instructions. You must keep the area clean and medicated during the healing period as per the aftercare instruction sheet that you will be given by your practitioner.
As with electrolysis and other tattoo procedures, the National Blood Service does not accept donations of blood for 1 year after a tattoo procedure.
HELPING PEOPLE COPE WITH THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER.
"I am very aware that it is an emotional process and I try and ensure I make it as comfortable as possible by having an initial in-depth consultation with the client, talking to them and finding out exactly what they want."