Areola Tattooing

30+ years experience

10+ years in the Middle East

Areola Tattooing by the experts

We safely and expertly apply pigment to the areola to define the shape and look, or we add pigment to achieve a 3D realistic areola after surgery.

Candice Watson performs all areola tattooing procedures. Candice has over 30 years of experience and is an expert in the world of micropigmentation.

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    Natural and safe results

    We create a natural-looking areola after surgery

    Areola Tattooing uses micropigmentation to implant pigments to create an areola after breast surgery. We are also able to minimise the appearance of scars or restore an areola to a more natural-looking shape and colour. Areola Tattooing improves the look of the areola for patients who have undergone breast surgery to help increase self-esteem.

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

    How Micropigmentation and Areola Repigmentation (Tattooing) can help

    Breast Surgery is a massive issue for any person to deal with, especially after cancer. This is more so mainly for a woman since a woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts. A missing areola can be psychologically devastating, and what if you still don’t feel “complete” without an areola? Or areola scarring is causing emotional distress?

    Areola tattooing provides the “finishing final touch” after breast surgery. Patients feel the areola tattooing process helps during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again. You can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy, and you can regain your shape with breast reconstruction.

    Areola Nipple Simulation

    Areola Nipple Simulation is for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

    We use advanced cosmetic tattooing techniques with several bespoke colour pigments 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 areolae are created and applied. Areola complex simulation is achieved with or without a nipple button created by a surgeon.

    Areola Size or Colour Adjustment

    Many breast operations require one or more incisions at or around the edge of the areola, which may produce scarring. The most common periareolar 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 colour of the areola can be darkened, balanced or enhanced with tattooing. This process helps women who have discoloured or lightened areola after breastfeeding or patients who have had areola graft surgery.

    Patients with skin discolouration disorders (i.e. Vitiligo) can also benefit from areola tattooing. Also, individuals who have not had breast surgery but are self-conscious about their areola colour or size (too light or too small) may choose this procedure to adjust the areola appearance.

    Waiting and preparing for your procedure

    It is safe to perform Scar camouflage as soon as six months after surgery, but you should first ask your physician. Once the physician gives the OK for areola tattooing, you can schedule a consultation with us to perform areola tattooing.

    What to expect in your consultation

    At your consultation, we will take you through a medical form to ensure you have no contra-indications to the treatment. We will then discuss your needs and expectations of the procedure thoroughly along with the process of applying pigment and what looks are achievable.

    Skin Patch Test

    Once you agreed to go ahead with a treatment, we will perform a colour patch test to 1. ensure we have chosen the correct blend of pigments to match your skin tone and 2. to see how the pigment implants in your skin. The skin patch test requires at least six weeks to settle underneath the skin surface before we can confirm the correct colour and proceed with the treatment sessions. Expect 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. We will supply you with aftercare information and aftercare ointment after each procedure.

    Areola tattooing requires no recovery time, but you will need to adhere to the aftercare instructions given – mainly avoid water, heat treatments, and you must apply the aftercare ointment as advised.

    Micropigmentation explained

    What is cosmetic and medical micropigmentation? 

    Micropigmentation is the process of implanting pigments in the upper layers of skin (epidermis) with treatments lasting 2 to 3 years. We recommend a refresher session every 12 to 18 months to keep the pigment looking fresh.

    Medical micropigmentation is adding pigment colour to the face, body or anywhere that skin pigment is missing from injury or trauma, congenital anomaly, after a surgical procedure or as an alternative to surgery.

    Cosmetic micropigmentation is several procedures to enhance and define facial features.

    Aesthetic Micropigmentation is very different from regular micropigmentation. Our process involves implanting EU pharmaceutical medical grade hypo-allergenic pigments into the skin using a Class 2A classified machine, that has over 20 different needle configurations. We do not insert pigment as deep as regular micropigmentation, as colour adjustment and repositioning may be required in the future.

    Exclusive Aesthetic are the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East, offering the complete range of Medical Micropigmentation treatments to the highest level.

    We offer semi permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation to industry-leading standards. Exclusive Aesthetic was established by Candice Watson who has 30+ years experience specialising in medical micropigmentation and semi permanent makeup treatments.

    Medical Micropigmentation treatments are available for men and women of any age. We make every effort to ensure our treatments are as comfortable as possible. We only use the best micropigmentation machines finely tuned to cause the minimum trauma to the skin. Less trauma means our treatments are as pain-free as possible. Coupled with the best needles and pigments available, we ensure we deliver industry-leading results.

    Who performs your treatment?

    Industry Expert Candice Watson

    Candice Watson

    One of the Middle East’s Leading Medical Micropigmentation Experts

    Candice Watson is one of the most established and trusted medical micropigmentation experts in Dubai with a happy client list spanning the entire Middle East.

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    30+ Years Experience

    Candice Watson has over 30 years of experience performing micropigmentation procedures to the highest industry standards.

    Candice has won numerous awards for her medical micropigmentation treatments throughout her career and continues to be a world leader in all aspects of micropigmentation.


    • International Health and Beauty Certification
    • Dawn Cragg MBE Teaching and CPD Certification
    • John Hashy Masters Diploma
    • Finishing Touches Medical Micropigmentation Master Class
    • Moshe Allul Diploma for HFS Scalp Micropigmentation
    • LCN Germany SPMU Diploma
    • Tunde Mehn Advanced Skills Diploma
    • Licensed to Practice in Dubai Healthcare City

    Fellowships & Memberships

    • SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals)
    • IHBC (International Health and Beauty Council)
    • BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapist and Cosmetologists)

    Fully licensed to train and practice

    Licensed to perform treatments and offer training courses in Dubai, UK and internationally.

    Looking for a training course?

    Candice Watson now offers micropigmentation training courses at various locations in the UK, Dubai and the Middle East. See our range of micropigmentation training courses HERE.

    UAE Business Awards Winner

    Award-Winning 5-Star Service Micropigmentation Experts Dubai Middle East Exclusive Aesthetic

    Award-Winning 5 Star Service

    We are proud to announce Exclusive Aesthetic are UAE Business Award winners for two consecutive years.

    Our UAE awards include Best Specialist, Best Trainers and Best Scalp.

    What our clients say

    Candice was able to create an entirely new areola using pigment. The results are very natural, and it’s tough to tell that it’s not real.




    I approached Candice to add pigment to my areola to define the shape more. The results are very natural-looking, and I’m delighted with the results.



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    Useful information

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    Training courses

    Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.

    Training is provided through our sister company Exclusive Aesthetics Technical and Occupational Skills Training at various locations in Dubai and around the Middle East.


    Dubai appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For UK Harley Street appointments please contact us.


    All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and conform to the highest medical standards.

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