2 day Areola masterclass
Our areola tattooing masterclass provides a balanced programme of theory as well as practical learning using a range of excellent patient volunteers whose heartfelt stories will inspire you to offer first class procedures in your practice.
Kelly Forshaw-Smith – Medical Micropigmentation Award 2018!
Kelly Forshaw-Smith won the medical micropigmentation award at the Micropigmentation UK awards in Nottingham, the top ceremony for the British permanent makeup industry.
The 37-year-old mother of two, who recently opened her own clinic in Brighton Road, Worthing, also came third for scalp tattooing for patients with alopecia or thinning hair, creating the appearance of thicker hair.
Kelly said: “I love it, it is the best job in the world.
“The reward for me is seeing the patients’ reactions immediately after. A lot of patients cry and break down out of happiness. It is just a delight.” The treatment is carried out using a technique called nipple areola complex tattooing, where over several sessions layers of colour are added to the skin, and the illusion of a 3D nipple is created. Scar tissue is treated using dry needling, known as multi-trepannic collagen actuation, which involves a needle pricking the surface layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, improving the appearance of scars. Kelly said it had given some of her patients the confidence to go swimming again, and helps young children who may be struggling to cope with the change in their mother’s appearance. The medical tattooist also works with several charities, including Facing the World, a London-based charity for children with facial disfigurements.
Our Areola Masterclass provides a balanced programme of theory as well as practical learning using a range of excellent patient volunteers. You will learn how to offer your patients visual aesthetic improvements for:
1. Areola restoration and pigmentation
2. How to minimise surgical scarring in the breast area with needling techniques
Who can apply for this course
Trained medical professionals from the NHS or private hospitals/clinics.
Day 1: Classroom theory, simulated practical work and demonstration.
Day 2: Review and evaluation followed by hands on practical as well as advice on marketing.
Class size: All Courses are based on a ratio of one trainer per two trainees.
You will obtain a certificate of attendance on completion of the course. Furthermore, a Diploma of Excellence will be issued after the successful completion of 5 acceptable case studies-these must be submitted by post for review. You will also have to complete a verbal assessment.
• Health, safety and sanitation.
• Machine set up and breakdown.
• Needle selection, as well as techniques and colour theory.
• Understanding your patients needs.
• Effective pain control & as well as numbing techniques.
• Patient consultation and informed consent.
• Hands on procedures for new as well as retouch patients.
• Aftercare and dressings.