Medical Tattooing

Medical procedures
Micro pigmentation delivers fantastic results in the medical field. Specialised camouflage techniques can disguise and improve many medical conditions such as:

  • Reconstruction of areola/nipple
  • Reconstruction of cleft lip palate
  • Scar camouflage
  • Burns
  • Alopecia
  • Hair replacement
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dry needling

Semipermanent make up is widely known to achieve beautiful brows, eyeliners and lip liners but can be used widely to help people medically. People affected by alopecia, patients about to start chemotherapy and following breast surgery are to name but a few.

Areola reconstruction

Once breast reconstruction is finalised , Alison can carry out an optical reconstruction of the areola and nipple ,enabling the patient to feel a complete person . Permanent make up is the final step to help restore the aesthetic appearance to the breast reconstruction. Effects are very natural and give a three-dimensional look , with colour matching to the patients remaining or original areola . All procedures are handled with care and sensitivity. Please contact Alison for a personal and highly professional consultation.

Cleft palate reconstruction

The appearance of a cleft lip can be dramatically reduced with micro pigmentation. By creating a balanced shape and camouflaging scars , the lip can be given both definition and fullness .

Scars and burns

Once a scar has healed, generally after approximately one year, micro pigmentation can be used to camouflage or blend colour to existing skin tones. Scar relaxation also helps in many cases , to soften and stimulate the scar tissue .


Pre-chemotherapy we can create brows and lash lines . Most oncologists and MacMillan nurses endorse this treatment as a confidence boosting look good/feelgood factor before treatments begin . Subtle natural eyebrows and soft eyelash enhancement can make all the difference whilst going through treatment .


Alison specialises in clients with hair loss, having worked with alopecia sufferers for almost 30 years. Natural looking eyebrows are one of Alisons trademarks and she can tailor make a look that’s exactly right for you – from barely there brows , created with ultrafine individual strokes to defined brows using a variety of natural pigments. Alisons advance natural eyebrow technique is an absolute necessity to anyone experience partial or total hair loss.

Eyeliner can also dramatically define your eyes, give you back the confidence that can be lost after losing eyelashes. Alison can create the perfect smudge free look you have always dreamed of. Semi-permanent I enhancement can create a defined liner along the top and bottom lids or a very soft subtle effect .

What is Scalp Micro-pigmentation?

Scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) is a process involving hair follicle replication and skin camouflage using pigmentation. Specialized pigments are embedded in the skin of the scalp or in scarred areas, using a variety of custom designed micro needles. SMP is non-surgical and doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing.

The pigment is delivered to the superficial dermis, a layer of skin between the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) and subcutaneous tissues. However, SMP practitioners often place the pigment at varying depths to ensure the most natural appearance. This also ensures that the colouring will remain consistent and won’t “dot” over time. Unlike tattoo ink, SMP uses a custom blend of follicle and skin pigmentation that will retain its colour with only minor fading.

Precision is key – both in terms of correctly placing the pigment and in terms of matching hair colour and skin tone

From initial consultation to implementation, Alisons expert knowledge and relaxed reassuring manner insures that all clients are given the best possible advice and treated to the highest of standards .