Areola masterclass

Learn expert medical tattooing areola restoration and pigmentation treatments to give your clients back their confidence.

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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

Running order
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.
Learning Objectives
• 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.

What you’ll learn on your areola masterclass Masterclass?

How to offer your patients visual aesthetic improvements for:

Areola restoration and pigmentation.
Surgical scarring in the breast area (micro needling).

“After my surgery I chose not to have an areola/nipple operation. I chose instead to have my areola tattooed on – and am absolutely delighted with the result. It looks so realistic. I feel complete again.”


Areola masterclass

Areola Scar Camouflage & Reconstruction

How your clients can benefit from nipple and areola reconstruction treatments?

Get a nipple and areola reconstruction treatments overview.

Who should attend this areola masterclass Masterclass?
  • Trained cosmetic tattoo specialists wishing to advance their aesthetic tattooing skills.
  • Breast Care Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Anaplastologists
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetists
What will you receive when you complete the areola masterclass?

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certification of Attendance.

If you are a specialist who requires a Certificate of Competency, you must complete 5 case studies in each area and submit them to the Medical Training Manager in person. Your learning and understanding will be assessed prior to certification being obtained.

Is ongoing support available after you complete the areola masterclass?

Rest assured, you will receive the support of trained specialists who are available by telephone to discuss any procedural, colour or technical queries you may have.

Can you get help with funding for medical tattooing equipment and kit?

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How do you book your place on a Areola Masterclass?

Just call head office on 01444 414744 and speak to any member of the medical team.


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