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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Areola Re-pigmentation and Scar Relaxation Treatments for Breast Cancer Survivors

Many women are opting to choose 3D areola tattoo procedures after a mastectomy. Areola tattoos after a mastectomy give breast cancer survivors the option to have a realistic-looking nipple, though flat, without having to undergo another reconstructive surgery. Hyper-realistic tattoos give the survivor nipples that appear 3D through a similar process to microblading eyebrows. This process can be an important part of the healing process, a way to reclaim one’s control over one’s body.

To see sample services from a qualified artist check out: http://annaburnspermanentcosmetics.com/atlanta-permanent-cosmetics-restoration/areola-re-pigmentation

Areola tattoos and scar relaxation treatment procedures require advanced education, training, and experience. The treatments from these procedures help improve the appearance and self-esteem of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery. Scar Revision minimizes the appearance of surgical scars after a mastectomy or breast reconstruction. Areola Re-pigmentation can create a three dimensional appearance of an areola, or minimize the appearance of scars, or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape after breast reconstruction surgery.

The areola is part of the human breast in both women and men. It plays an important role in the aesthetic look of a breast. Patients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again. It can complete the look of a breast after reconstruction.

Some women and men are able to have their nipples reconstructed. However, this isn’t always an option for all post-surgery breast cancer survivors. Some people are left without that option. This is when nipple and areola tattoos shine as a way to artistically express the “whole” breast.

Plastic surgeons, tattoo artists, and certified permanent cosmetics professionals are all able to provide areola tattoos. However, certified permanent cosmetics professionals can provide both 3D areola tattoos (similar to microblading) and scar relaxation treatments.  Talented artists can mimic depth and texture of a true nipple, including color and form. The act of getting an areola tattoo can feel empowering, regaining a sense of control of what is happening with one’s body. For as much trauma as survivors go through the simple act of restoring the image of a nipple can feed the healing process.

For artists, tattooing on survivors can be a way to support awareness and post-surgery health. It can be a rare and rewarding gift to the survivor and the artist.

“My passion is to help women and men who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction to feel whole again.”
– Anna Burns, Atlanta area certified derma technician and certified permanent cosmetics professional

In honor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics offers a limited number of free Areola Re-pigmentation and Scar Relaxation treatments to breast cancer survivors during the month of October every year.  This offer is intended for cancer survivors without insurance or the means to pay for 3D areola tattoo procedure.

For more information on the process of areola tattooing please reach out to a qualified artist in your area, a medical professional, or Anna Burns at Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics.

This post is not sponsored. 

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