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. These procedures have been developed to help those who have been disfigured through accident, trauma, illness, or conditions which originated at birth.
Many women who have endured the ordeal of breast cancer leading to mastectomy can have areola restoration to complete the natural appearance of the breast. This treatment will boost a patient’s confidence and help them regain their self-esteem and dignity. 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. These are just a few areas where paramedical procedures in micro-pigmentation have found a very important place in helping sufferers to gain a sense of normality.
Andrew Stassi has developed his own 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. (PUT THIS IN TRAINING) 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 usually takes two 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.
The images show a client who suffered with breast cancer and had an implant. One areola was much smaller than the other and the large one was oval shape. A treatment plan was suggested to give balance and symmetry – the healed result is after one session only and the pictures are six weeks post treatment.