Medical Micropigmentation

This service is available at selected clinics


In our private and comfortable clinics, designed and maintained to CQC standards, we are now able to provide a range of medical micropigmentation services including nipple and areola re-pigmentation, pigment enhancements and scar camouflage.

Breast Micropigmentation

Those who have undergone reconstructive breast surgery, or other breast enhancement/reduction may choose to have medical micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing.

Nipple and Areola re-pigmentation restores the aesthetic appearance of the breast, enhancing the confidence of the individual. A realistic effect is created using highlights and shadows with pigments that mimic the natural features and colouring of the areola and nipple. We use a balance of medical and artistic know-how employing leading-edge techniques to create the illusion of a 3-D nipple and areola complex.

Areola re-pigmentation: During Treatment
Areola re-pigmentation: During Treatment
Areola re-pigmentation: During Treatment
Areola re-pigmentation: During Treatment

Post Mastectomy
Breast Micropigmentation

A natural and realistic areola and nipple complex can be created to complete the healed mastectomy procedure. A three dimensional, multi-tonal tattoo is used to create the perception of depth. In the case of a unilateral mastectomy the areola and nipple is coordinated to the adjacent breast. In patients who have had nipple reconstruction, a dimensional effect is used to re-pigment the new nipple and to create the surrounding areola complex.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Scars

Skin camouflaging pigments are carefully infused to reduce the differences in skin colour. This treatment is beneficial to camouflage scars from breast lifts, reductions, augmentations, gynecomastia, and other surgical breast scars. Our techniques are suitable for all skin-tones and nationalities.

Lumpectomy Scars

For most patients, the scars from a lumpectomy will not need tattooing. For those who desire to have a less noticeable scar, micro-pigmentation can be performed to reduce the flaws. This technique works best on scars that are lighter than the surrounding skin.

Before & After: Areola re-pigmentation
Before & After: Areola re-pigmentation
Before & After: Areola re-pigmentation
Before & After: Areola re-pigmentation

Aesthetic Appearance

Aging and genetics can play a role in fading colour and shape changes or asymmetries of the breast. Cosmetic re-pigmentation can balance the areola to create more symmetry or consistency in colour.

Some men and women have areolae that are too pale, without definition, too small or asymmetrical. Medical micropigmentation can help to achieve a balanced shape, even colouring and clarity.

Benefits of
camouflage re-pigmentation

Psychological studies have shown that self-confidence increases when a person’s appearance and body image is improved. This can be achieved with medical pigmentation.

Skin colour loss (de-pigmentation) can occur from medical procedures, trauma from burns or accidents, congenital anomalies, or different types of skin diseases. Medical treatments and surgical procedures can correct or improve the appearance of many types of scars and skin abnormalities. Some patients, however, will still need the skin colour of the treated area to be corrected for it to appear more ‘normal’.

Light coloured scars can be camouflaged long-term using medical micropigmentation. – during which ‘prescriptive’ skin coloured pigments are blended into the scar to minimise its appearance.

This process is also called Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Corrective Camouflage, Skin Repigmentation, Skin Camouflage, Camouflage Tattooing, and Skin Colour Tattooing.

For best results scars should be:

  1. At least 9-12 months old
  2. Paler than the surrounding skin
  3. No dark edges
  4. Not noticeably raised or sunken
  5. Preferably smooth in texture

It’s important that medical pigmentation is carried out when the skin is not tanned as the success of the treatment is dependent on the correct skin-tone pigments being blended to achieve a look that matches the natural skin colour.

If tanned skin is ‘colour-matched’ and the tan fades, the pigments will not fade, leaving a noticeable demarcation between the healthy skin and the treated scar. The reverse is also a consideration and clients should accept that sun exposure may not be beneficial for a camouflaged scar.

Medical pigmentation camouflage is not suitable for port wine birthmarks; spider veins; freckles; age spots; under eye circles; hyper-pigmentation; or unstable Vitiligo (not in remission).