Beauty and The Breast
I specialise in treatments for ladies who have experienced breast cancer. There are medical and cosmetic treatments available, both pre- and post-surgery.
Semi-permanent eyebrows and eyelash enhancements are a really effective way to disguise hair loss, helping to create the illusion of eyebrows and eyelashes. The treatments are really natural and no-one will know that you have had your brows or lash line tattooed.
3D areola and nipple tattooing, coupled with the MCA scar reduction treatments produce wonderful results, post surgery. I keep up to date with the latest developments in reconstruction with the Plastic Surgeons, so I can adapt my treatments to work with each individual client.
I also have an amazing network of other specialists and therapists that I cross refer to. So if you would like any advice or guidance, please do get in touch.
I am an approved Medical Tattooist for BUPA private medical insurers for 3D areola and nipple tattooing for breast cancer patients. If you are insured with BUPA and would like to discuss this treatment then please get in touch.
Breast Cancer Clients
I have chosen to specialise in Medical and Cosmetic tattooing treatments that benefit ladies on their breast cancer journey. If you have read the 'About' section, you'll already know my reason for training, so I won't repeat myself here!
I have met many ladies through my time in the aesthetics and beauty industry who have experienced breast cancer. I have been very aware that there seems to be little information about treatments and products available that help with feeling more 'you'. While the medical care is exceptional, the things that help ladies to feel confident and deal with the side effects of treatment seem to be a bit of a mystery.
I am working with the local community to build a network of therapists, technicians and product specialists in order to provide access to information and treatments. If you click on 'My Experts', you will find details of local recommendations.
Below you will find a little more information on the treatments that can really make such a difference. So if either you or a friend or family member are dealing with breast cancer, please do get in touch. I offer a free, no obligation consultation for ladies who are going through, or have experienced breast cancer.
3D Areola and Nipple Tattooing
Areola and nipple tattooing is a technique that has been around for a few years now, although the quality and techniques used often left patients with a flat and unnatural looking areola and nipple. There has also been inconsistent availability for this treatment, with not all hospitals and Consultants being able to offer it.
Using advanced Medical Tattooing techniques and bespoke pigments, it is now possible to create an incredibly realistic 3D areola and nipple.
Areola and nipple tattooing is suitable for:
Single mastectomy - the new areola is measured out to match the existing one and a colour match is carried out with pigments. I then tattoo the new areola and nipple on, using the existing breast as a guideline and copying as much detail as possible. Some ladies do choose to darken or slightly adjust the areola on the existing breast at this time too.
Double mastectomy - we have a full consultation on the colour, size and detail of the new areola and nipple. I will then measure out the positioning of the areola and nipples, before colour matching to your natural skin tone. Often clients like to bring in pictures to show the look they hope to achieve.
If you have had a nipple reconstruction as part of your surgery, this is usually tattooed with a prescriptive pigment to ensure that it blends with the areola.
There are further details regarding this treatment in the FAQ section.
It is worth mentioning here that there is often an allowance within the benefits for areola and nipple tattooing for private medical insurance patients, so this is worth looking into.
Once you've undergone surgery, you may be left with scarring that you would like to improve the appearance of.
Plastic Surgeons are really doing some incredible work these days, and so scarring is usually kept as minimal as possible. However, if you would like to reduce the visibility of your scarring, it is possible in many cases to use dry needling techniques, which stimulate collagen, elastin and melanin production. This treatment not only improves the look of scarring, but also helps with tight scars that feel restricted and in some cases, can help stimulate nerves and improve sensation.
One of the most upsetting parts of the treatment for cancer for many of my clients has been hair loss. Many of my clients have had the most fabulous hair pieces made for them, but are really self conscious about not having eyebrows or eyelashes.
I am often asked to carry out semi-permanent eyebrow and eyelash enhancement treatments prior to the start of chemotherapy. This way, my clients feel more comfortable with the thought of hair loss during their treatment. As a general rule, you can't have semi-permanent makeup treatments carried out five weeks pre- or post-chemotherapy. However, many Consultants will give their consent, as long as your treatment is finished within a week of starting treatment. Medical Consent will be required, I have a simple form for this.
My WONDERFUL Support Network
Having spent a lot of time talking with ladies who have experienced breast cancer, I am acutely aware of the desire to feel confident and positive. So I have spent time gathering a network of wonderful people who offer support in areas that can really help you on an emotional, physical and mental level.
If there are any services or any support that you feel you would love to have access to, please just ask me - I'm pretty resourceful and not afraid to ask for support!
So my lovely network includes:
* Skin care specialists - to help with the changes to your skin during and after treatment.
* Makeup experts and artists - to help with advice and techniques, plus high quality mineral makeup that will look after your skin.
* A very wonderful stylist who is also a published author! - Victoria specialises in styling her clients by shopping in charity shops and second hand stores. She also runs a beautiful dress agency. A couple of hours with this wonderful lady and you'll feel amazing!
* Bra fitting services - Another lovely lady who is just so helpful and kind! With experience in post-surgery and reconstruction, she really will look after you.
* Exercise and Well Being - I feel like I'm using this word a lot, but another FABULOUS lady! Sarah has complete understanding and empathy with the emotional, physical and psychological challenges around health and well being. Sarah has run some fantastic campaigns with MIND charity and is so uplifting and inspiring.
Breast Cancer Treatments
I offer a number of treatments that benefit you if you have had breast cancer, including 3D nipple and areola enhancement, micro needling for scar reduction and semi-permanent eyebrows. If you click on the treatments mentioned, you will go through to the specific treatment pages where you can discover how these treatments can really help you.
All of the treatments I offer are aimed at helping you to feel confident and more like 'you' again. I never underestimate the difference these treatments make to you, and there is always a box of tissues at the ready, should the happy tears flow!
I offer a free consultation, so please get in touch to arrange this. I can go through treatment options for you and answer any questions you may have.
I don't post pictures of my medical work on social media, but I do have written permission from many of my clients to share their before and after photographs with you at your consultation.
Are you ready to take the next step? You can book in for a free consultation by clicking on the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page. Or click HERE for my Contact page, where you can send me an email.