Areola Pigmentation

Areola pigmentation has been an important restorative cosmetic process for many breast cancer patients.  At Ruth Swissa, the medical micro-pigmentation process is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nipple areola complex after reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, Ruth Swissa is a trusted Cedars-Sinai Medical Group Network Provider assisting breast cancer patients regain their post surgery lifestyles.

For some of our clients, the reasons for considering for areola pigmentation have more to do with restoring a youthful look in a natural and enduring way. The medical micro-pigmentation procedure is also used in restoring pigment balance that is lost with aging. We’d be pleased to consult with you about the process, so feel free to contact us today with any questions you may have.

Why The Areola Pigmentation Technique?

The application of flesh-colored pigments to the restored areas of the areola is a less invasive supplement or alternative to the skin-grafting procedure, which for many years was the only available method of restoring balanced coloration to the area. The process of areola pigmentation is a careful one and takes several visits to obtain the desired final result.

Why Ruth Swissa?

Ruth Swissa is highly respected and recommended by top doctors and surgeons who often refer their patients to her for areola pigmentation and restoration. This is because Ruth utilizes a variety of different application techniques, sensibly tailored to each patient. One of the more sought after techniques is the 3D areola pigmentation — this technique creates a hyperrealistic areola complexion by means of advanced color blending and its intricate application process. Other varying methods are used in combination or individually for the outcome a patient desires and one that will best suit the patient’s skin type/coloration. The re-application of an areola truly marks the final, triumphant step in the journey of a breast-cancer survivor, instilling a renewed sense of self by way of restoration. The return of an areola to a bare breast reclaims the womanhood that breast cancer had cruelly appropriated.

Areola Pigmentation FAQ:

If I have a scar around my areola, can you camouflage it?

Yes. Ruth Swissa specializes in skin camouflage and prides herself in her sharp color-blending sensibilities. Areola restoration is one of Swissa’s most sought out procedures for its extremely natural-looking results. Ruth Swissa is now the recommended CMM for Cedar Sinai Hospital.

Not Sure? First Try a Temporary Areola Tattoo
To assist breast cancer survivors in getting a glimpse of what the final view will look like, Ruth Swissa has developed a temporary areola tattoo. The tattoo can also be used for women until they are ready to have the medical micro-pigmentation performed.

Click here to learn about areola pigmentation or temporary areola tattoos

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