Although this “scar eraser” can erase nearly anything, there is one condition: perfect application. In addition:
- All of the colours of the areola must be available as pigments,
- Colouring must be fast and high quality, without colour changes
- The needles used must be designed for this purpose: “magnum” flat needles for rapid application, “slope” needles for ergonomics, a “shader” needle for diffused or finishing work,
- The dermograph must be both slow and powerful (high torque) so it can work effectively without causing trauma and able to automatically adjust depending on the skin type.
But there are no miracles: this technique must only be practiced by experts for optimal results.
There are limitations, and this technique cannot correct:
- Highly asymmetrical areolas,
- Large areolas with very thick scars,
- It cannot add volume to imitate a nipple, but can give an impression of volume (a 3D areola) from the front and no volume from the side.
In some cases, surgery is necessary, in order to:
- Reduce the size of the areola and scars,
- Correct severe asymmetry, create a 3D nipple using a labial graft, by grafting of part of the other nipple or through local autoplasty.
This technique is irreplaceable, on the condition that it is practiced with high-quality products, by experts, and properly applied, which sometimes means denying pigmentation in favour of “old-fashioned plastic surgery”. Laboratoires Biotic Phocea has developed a specialized course in corrective micropigmentation with instruction on its correct use, among other things.
Pro tip: The shape and size of the areolas are often borderline in terms of size and symmetry. Micropigmentation is nearly always an aesthetic compromise when it comes to areola correction. The areolas to be added must always be drawn on with the patient standing, using a makeup pencil the colour of the areola or using pigment.
The patient must view the intended outcome in a mirror and give her consent.
A finishing session is often required, like for permanent makeup.
Correction of a mammary areolar amputation using micropigmentation with the 3D technique, with a combination of mineral pigments for coverage and organic pigments for a natural appearance.