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Semi-Permanent
Makeup - Areola

The Treatment

Semi-permanent makeup is becoming commonplace as an alternative to the daily chore of shading in eyebrows and penciling in lips. The benefits of the treatment, which is also known as Micropigmentation, are now spreading to other areas of the body.

Treatment for those suffering with breast cancer traditionally includes mastectomies – surgery to remove breast tissue, and sometimes the nipple. Micropigmentation can restore the look of the areola, providing the breasts with a level of symmetry.

Semi-permanent makeup can also be used to treat a loss of pigment in the nipple due to changing hormone levels and menopause, as well as vitiligo. This condition causes skin to lose its colour, resulting in the appearance of prominent white patches.

Whether you want to darken pale areolas or reconstruct them entirely, semi-permanent makeup creates a natural look and, most importantly, restores confidence.

How Does It Work?

Semi-permanent makeup is administered in a similar way to getting a tattoo. Pigment made of a natural iron oxide is injected through a fine vibrating needle into the most superficial layers of the skin. Unlike tattooing, the colour fades over time as the pigment only penetrates 0.2mm deep.

Am I Suitable For Treatment?

If you have undergone breast reconstruction surgery, or suffer with loss of pigment or vitiligo, you are an ideal candidate for Areola Micropigmentation.

Semi-permanent makeup treatments can be performed on anyone, regardless of age, skin type or skin colour. The colour of the pigment is matched with your natural areola or, if this is not possible, selected based on your skin tone, as well as the colour of your hair and eyes.

Prior to treatment, we ask all patients to undergo a consultation with one of our skincare professionals. This gives them an opportunity to ask any questions and allows the clinician to assess their medical history.

If you are allergic to the trace metals that may be present in coloured pigments, e.g. nickel or copper, you may not be a suitable candidate for semi-permanent makeup treatment. It is important to disclose this information when giving your medical history.

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FAQ's

Does it hurt?

Micropigmentation is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning only low levels of discomfort are experienced. The area being treated may feel as if it is being gently pinched or scratched, however, clients often describe the pain as mild and tolerable.

When will results become visible?

Results are immediate, however, it may take up to 2 weeks for the treated area to settle. Following the procedure, slight swelling and skin sensitivity may be experienced, and light scabs can form. Once the scabs are shed, the colour of the areolas will look natural and balanced.

How many treatments are required?

Two treatments are usually required, spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Results should last upwards of two years, however, we recommend a colour boost at around 12-18 months.

How long does it last?

Semi-permanent makeup can last for several years. Factors that can affect its longevity include skin type, sun exposure and how well your skin holds the pigment. To maintain results, we advise a colour boost approximately 12-18 months after your treatment.

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