Areola/Nipple Repigmentation Pre-Care
- All fair skin types will experience more fading, redness and swelling than darker skin types, and may require more treatment to achieve the color and shape desire.
- It is recommended to take two Tylenol (pain killers) an hour before your appointment, they will help you to level down the sensitivity of your skin. Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil and Ibuprofen.
- Do not drink caffeine, alcohol, power supplements or take fish oil 24 hours prior the procedure.
- Avoid tanning beds for a least two weeks prior to your procedure.
- Based on your consultation, your suggestions, and your skin tone, you and I, as a team, will determine the color for your areolas.
Areola/Nipple Repigmentation Post-Care
- Please click here to view The First Week of Healing instructions
- Your breast will feel swollen and tender for a few days following the procedure.
- After the procedure on your areola, you may apply an ice pack for 5 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for the next 48 hours. This will help the inflammation to calm down. DO NOT APPLY THE ICE PACK BY THE THIRD DAY - IT WILL JUST RUIN YOUR PARAMEDIC REPIGMENTATION.
- Apply ointment to your areolas 3x/day for one week.
- Do not wash your areolas, washing is rubbing, for 4 days. By the 5th day stand with your back to the shower head and allow the water to gently run off or your newly pigmented areolas.
- Apply a piece of gauze over your ointmented areolas within your bra for one week following your shower. Approximately 50% of the pigment will exfoliate during the healing ointment week and the gauze will prevent your bra form becoming stained with remnant pigment.
- For the first four nights, keep your bra on while you are sleeping. However, starting the fifth night, sleep with no bra. For the entire week, you should sleep with an older night garment and allow your areolas to breathe.
- Be aware that the color of your areolas will lighten significantly after the 4th day.
- You will notice that on the second or third day post procedure, your areolas will start of slough off the pigment and scab will be formed, do not pick at your nipples allow them to slough off the pigment naturally. By the day 5th or 6th the sloughing is complete. Your areola at that time will be quite light in color.
- After the third week your areolas will become more colorful; by the 4th week, you will see the permanent shade you have been patiently waiting for.
- Schedule your follow up or touch up appointment 4 to 8 weeks following your initial procedure. After this period, the fee for the touch up (normally $70) will increase to $150
- Every two years you should come for a color boost. You will go through the same process - First you will come for your paramedic repigmentation procedure and 30 days later for the touch up.