Areola restoration or Nipple tattooing
Paramedical procedures include areola restoration (nipple tattooing), scar camouflage (correction), vitiligo (a condition lacking pigment in the skin), hare lip (cleft lip), alopecia (a condition causing complete or partial hair loss which can be temporary or permanent). The list is endless and these are just a few conditions where paramedical procedures can be of great benefit to those who suffer with any of these conditions. In the pictures you can see that this client suffers with vitiligo and so has very little pigment in the nipple area.
These procedures have been developed to help those who have been disfigured through accident, trauma, illness, or conditions which originated at birth.
Scar camouflage procedures can add the variance of skin tones to damaged tissue, and hare-lip patients can have confidence instilled with an illusionary procedure to create symmetry and balance. Sometimes we can use dermal fillers as well as semi permanent makeup to add lost volume to create balance and symmetry. These are just a few areas where paramedical procedures in micropigmentation have found a very important place in helping sufferers to gain a sense of normality.
Andrew Stassi has developed techniques for areola restoration resulting in a very lifelike 3D appearance. His work has been praised by many in the industry internationally, and his work is often used in publications to create awareness. The convincing ‘3D look’ is created with the use of several pigment tones and shading techniques.
This is more of an artistic skill and our paramedical classes will teach you how to get the basic foundation to create such outstanding results. The images to the left show an areola restoration procedure from start to finish. First we test the area to establish the best colour match. We use several tones to match existing skin colours. Once correctly identified, the treatment begins using at least two different tones. The treatment can take anything from one to three sessions in order to create the correct shading and toning effects. The illusion of a protruding nipple is done by using dark and light shading. The utmost skill and artistic vision is required in order to create such a realistic illusion. This client’s treatment was carried out in one session.