Paramedical Tattooing

Sometimes people experience events in their lives that affect their physical appearance— surgeries that leave scars, injuries such as burns, or medical conditions like skin diseases. Paramedical tattooing can be a highly effective treatment for enhancing aesthetic appearance, and in many cases, improving confidence and general well-being.

This is a highly effective treatment for enhancing aesthetic appearance.

Paramedical tattooing is an advanced form of cosmetic permanent makeup (micropigmentation). Micro-insertions of natural pigment are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin. This can be used to create a permanent image, like an areola after breast surgery and to camouflage scars.

Conditions Treatable with Paramedical Tattooing
Areola and Nipple Repigmentation
Scar & Pigment Camouflage
Is paramedical tattooing for you?

Due to the variation in scars, burns and other disfigurements, it is important that each case be assessed to determine if the procedure is appropriate. Please schedule a consultation with Alanna. She will appraise your situation, discuss the procedure and provide you with a realistic picture of what can be achieved with paramedical tattooing. In some cases, consultation with your doctor/surgeon is required before undergoing paramedical tattooing.

If your scar or skin area is bumpy or raised, the process may not be effective but there are other procedures that could help such as:

Medical Needling AKA Collagen Induction Therapy combined with Environ Medical grade Vitamin A skin care products.

You cannot apply paramedical tattooing to port wine birthmarks, spider veins or freckles but you can make the image of a freckle on the bare skin successfully.

FAQs

How does paramedical tattooing work?

It is a procedure used to apply micro-insertions of natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin.  The aim of Areola and Nipple Micro-Pigmentation is to improve the aesthetic appearance e of the breast.  It is usually done 3 months post nipple reconstruction.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on unilateral or bilateral procedure, the tattooing process can take 60 to 90 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people require one to two treatments approximately 1 to 3 months apart.  Colour will fade over the first few weeks then stabilize in to its final colour.  Every couple of years, follow-up treatments may be desired to maintain the pigment colour.  Natural pigments are used so there is some fading over time.  This is not an ink.

Is here any special pre-procedure preparation?

You should avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and large doses of vitamin E for at least one week before the procedure.  These can increase your risk of bleeding.

Does the procedure hurt?

Often there is very little feeling in this area but to make sure the client is comfortable there is an option of getting a local anesthetic injection or topical anesthetic.

What is involved in post procedure healing and care?

Mild discomfort can be controlled by over the counter medication.  Swelling & bruising in the area may be minimal to moderate and will subside within a few days.

Keep the area clean, and dry and avoid infection.  If there are signs or symptoms of infection contact your doctor immediately.

Is this a tattoo?

No, tattoo is ink paramedical tattooing pigments consists of iron oxide, titanium dioxide and synthetic organic FDC colorants.  These pigments are subject to FDA approval.

Pricing

Areola and Nipple Repigmentation
  • Unilateral

    $350
  • Unilateral Touch Up

    $200
  • Bilateral

    $400
  • Bilateral Touch Up

    $275
  • Breast Surgery Recovery

    $300
  • Camouflaging Micro Pigmentation / half hr

    Scars

    $175