Areola Re-pigmentation & Nipple Restoration

areola-tattooing-1If you’ve had a mastectomy or another type of breast surgery, or if you have irregular, fading, of faded areolas, Permatech Permanent Makeup can restore or enhance the look of your breasts. And, for many women and men, that translates to restored confidence.

Areola re-pigmentation is a specialty area of permanent cosmetics, sometimes referred to as a paramedical procedure. It requires advanced education, extensive training, and experience. That’s especially true with today’s 3D techniques, which produce astonishingly realistic results.



If you have suffered a lumpectomy or mastectomy, you may need to have one or both areolas and nipples recreated. At Permatech, our highly skilled artists are masters at applying micropigmentation, playing with light and shadows to achieve a 3D effect or the illusion of a protruding nipple. For a unilateral mastectomy, our artists take great care in matching the new areola/nipple to the existing. For bilateral mastectomy patients, our artists work with you to design and create both areolas and nipples. This type of complex areola simulation can be achieved with or without a nipple “button” created by your surgeon. Areola/nipple restoration is usually done a minimum of 6 months after surgery and may require more than one visit to achieve the best results.

Each year, Permatech offers a certain number of complimentary areola/nipple restorations to cancer survivors, through our cancer awareness program. Click here for more information.

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If you’ve had breast surgery that required one or more incisions around the areola, you may have scarring, called peri-areola scarring. The most common causes are breast augmentation and breast reduction surgeries. At Permatech Permanent Makeup, we can reduce the appearance of peri-areola scarring by softening or blending it with corrective pigmentation and camouflage techniques.

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If you’re self-conscious about the color and size of one or both of your areolas, we can use micropigmentation techniques to darken them and create symmetry. This technique is effective for women who have discolored or lightened areolas due to breastfeeding; as well as, men and women who have had areola graft surgery, suffer from skin discoloration disorders such as Vitiligo, or who are generally dissatisfied and self-conscious about the size and shape of their areolas.

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