At Halcyon Cosmetic, we are passionate about providing the very best areola and paramedical tattoo services possible, because we understand how important restorative tattoos are to physical and mental recovery after trauma or breast cancer. We are honoured to spend this time with you and thank you for your trust.While many of our clients come to us from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, because there are relatively few talented paramedical tattoo artists that also have medical backgrounds, clients visit us from many parts of Greater Vancouver, other Canadian provinces, and the USA. Our paramedical tattooists are highly trained, experienced and exceptional artists who create realistic 3-dimensional breast tattoos. Additionally, they are all members in good standing of the Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals (SPCP) and have all voluntarily undergone examination to become Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (CPCP), the only designation in the world that ensures your artist meets the highest standards. Should you have excessive or ropey scarring, we also offer scar relaxation with microneedling and laser treatments where appropriate, to initiate collagen production and break down scar tissue to return some of your skin’s natural softness and elasticity. Again, compromised breast tissue should be treated with care, so this may require more than one procedure for maximum effect. In specific cases, we also offer scar repigmentation after a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
Paramedical tattooing is combining tattoo pigment and an expert artistic eye to successfully recreate 3 dimensional anatomical features (such as a nipple/areola complex), camouflage scar tissue or correct abnormal pigmentation that has been caused by injury or disease. When appropriately used, paramedical tattooing can contribute greatly to both your physical and emotional recovery. TIP: The correction of abnormal pigmentation, as well as scar camoflage, are advanced techniques that are suitable only in very particular instances. It is imperative that the artist selected has a thorough understanding of the underlying medical issues as well as how they affect the healing of skin tissue. When done using the wrong pigments or techniques these procedures heal very poorly and can make the appearance worse. Please do your research when selecting your artist.
If you are bothered by the discolouration of skin tissue or the lack of anatomical features after surgery, this type of tattooing may be appropriate for you. Paramedical tattooing is often not a quick fix. The successful and natural looking building of colour may take a few appointments so you must have patience and be willing to spend the time required to achieve a soft and natural look.
In almost all instances a consultation should be booked prior to a paramedical tattoo.
In some instances the scar tissue or transplanted tissue has no viable nerve tissue and pain is not an issue. In others, even though tissue has been transplanted and feels numb to the touch, sensation may be felt elsewhere. For this reason we apply an effective pre-procedure anaesthetic, as well as reapply instant anaesthetic throughout, for all of our clients. Your comfort is very important to us.
The longevity of your paramedical tattoo will depend upon the procedure done, as well as the pigment and technique chosen. In most, but not all, instances a Follow Up appointment may be required every 3-5 years.
All clients with a pre-existing paramedical or camouflage tattoos should be seen for a consultation prior to booking this service.
Yes. We will not do any paramedical tattoo procedure if you…
Yes. We reserve the right to refuse treatment on anyone. For any reason.
We accept cash, major credit cards and e-transfer and yes, GST will be added to all prices.