Areola Tattooing



Areola tattooing techniques create an areola after breast reconstruction to minimize the appearance of scars or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape.

Areola tattooing also known as Areola Regimentation, Areola Micropigmentation, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Recoloring, Areola Restoration and Areola Simulation.

What is Areola Tattooing?

Create a natural look

Areola tattooing is a specialty area of medical tattooing that requires advanced education, training, and experience.

Areola Tattooing procedures help the self esteem and of course the appearance of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery.

Areola tattooing techniques “create” an areola after breast reconstruction, minimize the appearance of scars, or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape.

Areola tattooing may also be called Areola regimentation, Areola Micropigmentation, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Recoloring, Areola Restoration, or Areola Simulation.

After Breast Surgery

How Areola Repigmentation Helps

Breast Surgery, especially after Cancer is a huge thing for any person, particularly for a woman, since a woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts. A missing areola can be psychologically devastating.

You can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy and you can regain your shape with a breast reconstruction.

However, what if you still don’t  feel “complete” without an areola?

A woman can become emotionally distressed from a scarred areola as well. 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.

Post Surgery Techniques

Areola Nipple Simulation

This procedure is for patients who have had breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Cosmetic tattooing techniques and color pigments are used to create the appearance of an areola.

For a unilateral mastectomy patient, this process helps the reconstructed breast to match the natural breast. For patients with bilateral breast reconstruction, both areolas are recreated.

Areola complex simulation can be achieved with or without a nipple button created by the surgeon.

Areola Size or Color Adjustment

Many breast operations require one or more incisions at or around the edge of the areola which may produce scarring.

The most common peri-areolar scars are from breast augmentation or reduction surgeries.

A scar’s appearance can be softened, blended, or reduced by tattooing the areola scar using corrective pigment camouflage techniques.

Areola Scar Camouflage

The color of an areola can be darkened, balanced, or enhanced with tattooing.

This process helps women who have discolored or lightened areolas after breastfeeding or patients who have had areola graft surgery.

Patients with skin discoloration disorders (e.g. Vitiligo) can also benefit from areola tattooing.

Also, individuals who have not had breast surgery but are self-conscious about their areola color or size (too light or too small) may choose this procedure to adjust the areola appearance.

Waiting and preparing for your procedure

Scar camouflage can usually be performed as soon as 6 months after surgery, but you should first ask your physician.

Once you have been cleared for areola tattooing, you can schedule a free consultation with our medical areola tattooing specialist.


What to expect in your consultation

Exclusive Aesthetic will take you through a medical form to ensure you have no contra-indications to the treatment. We will then discuss fully your needs and expectations of the procedure.

Before any treatment can proceed we will give a colour patch test to make sure the correct pigment is chosen for your skin, this needs 6 weeks to settle underneath the skin before we can confirm the correct colour.

Once this process has been done and we and you are happy with the result of the patch test the treatment can begin. You will expect to have between 2 and 4 sessions per area to complete the treatment plan.


After your procedure

You will need to follow specific steps for one week after each areola tattooing session. You will be provided with aftercare information and aftercare ointment after each procedure.

No time is required for recovery from areola tattooing but you will need to adhere to the aftercare instructions given, mainly of avoiding water, heat treatments and applying the ointment as advised.

Expert Service by Candice Watson

Procedures are performed by Candice Watson who worked and trained on Harley Street London for many years before moving to Dubai in 2009. Candice's skill at applying advanced micropigmentation techniques is unparalleled in the Middle East. Candice Watson offers procedures at LCAS Dubai Healthcare City and LCAS London Harley Street. To make an appointment please complete the form below and we will send appointment details. Alternatively please call LCAS Dubai and we will take you through our booking system.

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Exclusive Aesthetic are the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East. We offer semi permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation to industry leading standards. Exclusive Aesthetic was established by Candice Watson who has almost 30 years experience in the beauty industry and 20+ years specialising in medical micropigmentation and semi permanent make up treatments.

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