If you’re searching online for medical tattooing in London, we’re sure that you have questions that you want answers to before you commit to a procedure.
Perhaps a friend or colleague has undergone a form of semi-permanent micropigmentation with excellent results. Or maybe you’ve got certain issues that you’d like discreetly attended to. Whatever your needs, let us help you with some answers to the most common questions about medical tattooing to help you make the very best decision.
What is Medical Tattooing?
Medical tattooing is also known as cosmetic tattooing or semi-permanent micropigmentation.
It is the process of injecting colour pigment into the skin to enhance features or camouflage areas of the skin.
It is most often used as a cosmetic treatment to give the appearance of make-up, gently defining eyes, brows and lips. In addition, it is a valuable tool for individuals who suffer from skin conditions or scarring and would like to reduce their appearance.
The Medical Tattooing Procedure
Whilst semi-permanent micropigmentation is, by definition, not a permanent solution, it is still a 3 – 5 year commitment. Therefore, it’s wise to take care to visit a licensed micropigmentation specialist who you can trust to offer the best results.
The first step of your treatment is a sensitivity test and consultation to decide which styles, shapes, and colours are right for you. After that, I’ll create your look in conventional make-up. We’ll test different looks and colours until you are satisfied with the effect that is created for you.
Then comes the infusion process, which is done using a state-of-the-art re-pigmentation machine, with organic grade pigments that meet all safety and European standards.
Immediately following the procedure, the affected areas will be a little red with some swelling – this is totally normal and nothing to be concerned about. You will also find that the enhancements will appear darker or bolder than you expect, but they will fade after a week or so and offer the colour and tone that you wanted.
We will schedule a follow-up session for a month after your treatment where we will check the results and touch up any areas that need finer details or additional colouring. Thereafter, we leave your body to heal and allow the enhancements to settle into the natural tones of your skin. We recommend a maintenance session 9 – 15 months after your initial treatment to boost colour where necessary.
What About Micropigmentation for Camouflage?
While many use micropigmentation for purely cosmetic purposes, we also assist many who would like to hide skin discolouration or scarring. How can medical tattooing assist here?
Micropigmentation and Scarring
Accident or self-harm scars are a bitter reminder of a difficult time, and it’s understandable that people seek to minimise their appearance. While each scar and each individual will respond differently to medical tattooing treatment, most will achieve a great result.
We often make use of medical needling in cases where we are attending to both the colour and the texture of an area of skin. This process stimulates the body’s wound healing response and kick starts a regeneration process that changes the texture of the scar, rendering it less noticeable.
“By stimulating a repair and rebuild cascade, the skin sets about replacing unhealthy or unsightly structural anomalies with smooth rejuvenated skin.”
Thereafter, careful micropigmentation treatment on the affected area mutes the colouring of the scar and blends it gently into the surrounding skin. The results last for years, although you may need a few sessions to achieve the result you’re aiming for.
We’ve achieved outstanding results for clients seeking assistance with acne, stretch marks, and other skin issues that leave them feeling less than amazing.
Medical Tattooing in Breast Reconstruction
Medical tattooing is an excellent option for clients who have undergone breast reconstruction, whether through illness or an elective procedure. For cosmetic purposes, many choose to have the areola re-pigmented or corrected once the breast reconstruction is complete. Additionally, some of my clients have misshapen areolae from birth that they would like corrected.
The micropigmentation process can certainly help in this situation.
“With the art of tattoo, I can correct or create an areola that appears three dimensional, making it imperceptible from the real thing. If scarring is present, medical needling can soften the tissue, thus creating a more even surface.”
It is imperative to treat the area in and around the breast with the utmost respect and care. Reconstruction of the areolas requires artistic skill as well as a deep understanding of the skin, and in particular, skin that has been damaged by radiation requires a high degree of expertise to be restored.
In the lives of cancer survivors, this extraordinary work of art is the final step of a difficult journey. A sense of wholeness is restored to the client, as well as self-confidence and self-esteem.
Medical Tattooing in London – Find Your Specialist
I have had the privilege of working closely with clients of all ethnicities and ages, assisting them to correct or camouflage scars and enhance their features. As a licensed and qualified micropigmentation and medical tattoo specialist, I draw from a decade of make-up artistry and a focused passion to transform lives.
If you have any questions about medical tattooing I would be thrilled to assist you. I understand the delicate nature of these procedures, and how they form part of a journey to a whole new you. Please feel free to get in touch.