Areola and Nipple Restoration

Areola and nipple recolouring after surgery

Improve nipple areola appearance after surgery.

We help clients gain confidence by offering specialist medical micropigmentation for the nipple and areola after surgery.

This treatment is designed for clients who have experienced breast cancer and mastectomy or those who have had breast reconstruction surgery, breast reduction or uplift surgery.

At a glance

Treatments needed



from £250 per treatment

Treatment time

1 hr per session

Recovery time

Up to 7 days

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How long it lasts
1-3 Years

How Does it Work?

Using a customized blend of colours and the highest-quality equipment, pigment is carefully infused into the areola to re-pigment colour and improve irregularities. The result is the appearance of improved breast shape and symmetry. See more about micropigmentation here.


We’ll chat through exactly what you’d like the end result to be. This will include looking at your areola shape, size, placement and colourings. Then I will ‘pre-draw’ the areola and nipple complex using temporary markers and perfectly match the pigment shades to your skin. This is to make sure the correct style and colours are chosen and the finished result is as natural as possible.

Areola and nipple restoration typically takes three sessions and your appointments may take up to 2.5 hours. Camouflaging of breast scars generally takes 2-4 sessions and about an hour to treat.

Your expert technician will infuse the colour into your skin while carefully tracing over the pre-drawn template that you’ve chosen.

I want you to be comfortable during the treatment. If you still have sensation following your surgery, I will make sure numbing agents are applied and continually check how you’re feeling. Clients usually describe the discomfort as no more than 3 out of 10.

No. Typically the area around your treatment may be slightly red for 36 hours, a sterile dressing will be applied, which you wear under your clothes for up to five days.

Yes, for all areola treatments complimentary tune-up and aftercare products are included. For camouflaging breast scars I charge as individual sessions.

Who is it for?

This treatment is suitable for all skin types. Treatments are charged per session.


Pre advice:

  • In most medical tattoo procedures skin tone colour matching will be carried out prior to the procedure and a period of four weeks must pass before the true colour reveals itself.
  • It is essential that you are not tanned when the skin tone colour match takes place and you do not tan during the course of treatments.
  • Medical tattoo procedures normally require multiple application sessions. A minimum of four weeks must be allowed to permit the skin to heal fully between appointments.
  • Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days.
  • A sensitivity test for pigment and numbing agent must be performed prior to the medical tattooing procedure.
  • Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen two days prior to and after each treatment session.
  • Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
  • Keep alcohol intake to a minimum two days prior to and after each treatment session.
  • You must keep the area clean during the healing period otherwise infection can occur if the aftercare instructions are not followed correctly. An aftercare sheet will be given to you on the treatment day.
  • Retin A skincare products should be avoided:
  • Six weeks pre procedure
  • Four weeks post procedure
  • Do not use AHA skincare products close to the procedure site four weeks prior to and after each treatment session.
  • Avoid professional chemical peels close to the procedure site for four weeks prior to your treatment and two weeks post treatment.
  • Any IPL laser hair removal should be performed at least two weeks prior to your enhancement.
  • If you donate blood, the national blood service will ask that you wait four weeks post treatment before doing so.


  • Expect some redness and tenderness for the first 48 hours, swelling will depend on the location of the treatment.
  • Keep the procedure site lightly moist by using a healing ointment for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Apply Vaseline when washing and showering.
  • Use a cotton bud to apply any products.
  • Clean using damp cotton wool.
  • Do not force remove any dry flaky skin, you will remove pigment along with the dry skin.

Avoid for two weeks:

  • Soaps, cleansers and water- wash around the area.
  • Moisturisers skin creams and make up
  • Sun, tanning beds, artificial tan products.
  • The ocean, chlorine pools, jacuzzis and saunas.
  • Hot steamy long showers, with the treatment site away from the spray.

Long term care:

If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedures please inform the technician that you have had a medical tattoo. If you donate blood it is a policy that you must wait four months after any tattooing procedure.
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