Areola Simulation – the final chapter

At Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline – nothing gives us greater pleasure than to celebrate victory and overcoming with our beautiful warrior survivors.

You may feel concerned about taking that final step to freedom and restoration – we understand that.  For this reason, with our lovely client’s permission, we have prepared this post to set your mind at ease.  When professionally applied within a sterile environment and with proper home care, areola recolouring is a safe and minimally invasive procedure.

Our warm smiles will welcome you to our premises and after completing the obligatory forms, you will be ushered into the private treatment room.  The first step is a thorough consultation with our highly experienced professional, during which, amongst many other things, we will discuss your desired result.  Customised colour options will be recommended based on skin tone and decisions made.  The areola size and general look-and-feel will be be discussed in every detail.  A powerful topical anaesthetic will then be applied while you rest for 20 minutes.

Before (with impression)

Everything required during the procedure will be prepared and dispensed during this time.  After removing the topical anaesthetic, the area will be sanitised. Using state-of-the-art equipment a circular impression will be applied central to the nipple.  The colouring will commence immediately after, first capturing the impression outline (before it disappears).

Filling the main colour follows – carefully shading to create a realistic textured effect.  Then the tiny capillaries and creases are applied using a minute nano needle. Finally the shadows and highlighted areas, together with montgomery glands are placed.  A secondary topical gel anaesthetic is applied throughout the procedure to ensure your comfort – while the majority of clients take a nap.

Click here to watch us in action (please forgive the poor lighting):

Areola in progress video 480k

Areola simulation complete

The final result, while it will initially appear a little darker (until healed), will simply astound!  You will be handed everything required for your home care healing and will leave feeling nothing short of pure elation. 

Always do extensive homework before deciding on the artist you will trust to give you this final step to wholeness and normality – perfectly round ‘bullseye-type’ areolas are not natural looking…  

Creativity plays an important role – in our practice, we perform these procedures from our heart to yours.

We offer complimentary consultations – call +27 83 325 2247 to book yours today!

Article written by Gwendoline Johnston 

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About the author: 

Gwendoline Johnston owns Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline and practices as a Permanent Make-up Specialist at her studios in Johannesburg. Gwendoline attained her American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics Masters Certification in October 2013.  She keeps fully up to date with the latest technology, techniques, trends – always attending Advanced Permanent Makeup training seminars, master classes, conferences and workshops diplomas both locally in South Africa and internationally.

Gwendoline’s vast experience attained over the past 20 years, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed her in the confident position to teach, advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications.  Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline is affiliated with local and international Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Specialists and Medical Spa’s.

Throughout my career, I have remained committed to delivering excellence.  I have a deep passion for my craft and genuine care for my clients, which when teamed with the highest level of professionalism, my aim is to deliver unparalleled performance within the vibrant and ever-evolving world of permanent makeup.”

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