As one of Kenny’s top services available at AK Lounge, areola pigmentation is paving the way for breast cancer survivors to once again feel confident in their own skin. For anyone interested, here’s an in-depth look at what you need to know about this procedure.
What Is Areola Pigmentation?
Also known as “nipple tattooing,” areola pigmentation is the process of recreating a natural, textured feel around the nipple area of the breast. Because this procedure is meant to restore the color and shape of the areola, it’s often used to reverse the appearance of scarring or disfigurement caused by a mastectomy or other form of breast reconstruction surgery.
How Does It Work?
First, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with Kenny prior to your appointment to discuss the details of the procedure as well as to explore the different color options available. If you’re unsure of which shades to choose, a spot color test or pre-operative photos can help guide you to the ideal pigments to match your skin tone. Once your skin has been inspected and deemed healthy enough for the procedure, the affected area will be prepped and covered with a topical anesthetic to reduce any discomfort.
Using specialized tattooing expertise and several micro-needles, you’ll see scars and discoloration fade away as hypoallergenic pigments are effectively transferred into the top layers of the skin. Rather than sticking with a single color foundation, multiple shades and 3D pigmentation techniques are used to really capture the natural look and consistency of the areola. These careful steps ensure you’ll get the best results possible during your appointment.
Plus, you’ll be happy to know the entire process takes less than an hour to complete and requires little to no down time for recovery!
Helpful Tips to Consider After the Procedure
Following areola pigmentation, your skin might be a little sensitive, so taking the proper after-care steps can help speed up the healing process. First, use a mild soap and water combination to gently wash the affected area no more than twice per day. You’ll want to follow up with an antibiotic cream for added moisture. Also, peeling is a common aftereffect of this procedure, but it’s best to resist the urge to scratch or pick at the skin until it’s completely healed.
Additionally, don’t worry if the color pigments seem a little too dark for your skin tone at first glance. They’ll eventually start to fade over time to better match your preferences. However, it’s a good idea to schedule a follow-up appointment down the road to maintain those colors and the area’s textural appearance.
How Areola Pigmentation Can Restore Confidence
If you’re a breast cancer survivor, the last thing you want is to be constantly reminded of your struggles with the disease. While a mastectomy can be a lifesaver, it can also lead to scarring and potential discoloration of the skin, which can leave patients feeling insecure in their bodies. Fortunately, areola pigmentation is a great option for anyone who has undergone breast reconstruction surgery or simply wants to enhance their breasts with added color and definition. The end result: a truly natural-looking appearance that pairs perfectly with newfound confidence!
As you can tell, areola pigmentation doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience for breast cancer survivors. With flexible payment options available, this is an easy and simple procedure that can help you look and feel your best for years to come.