3D Areola Micropigmentation

About 3D Areola Micropigmentation

3D Areola Micropigmentation is a tattooing technique to restore the look of a real areola. This is most common for women who have gone through breast cancer, but can also help those affected by a variety of other conditions.

As part of our mission to help every women and man look and feel their best, we’re offering this new service to anyone who needs it. And to give back to our community, we’re providing this service to one individual each month for free.

The Vicky Martin Method

Vicky Martin is an internationally acclaimed 3D Areola tattooist based in the United Kingdom. With her Vicky Martin Method®, she combines a variety of techniques that she acquired through her international career, creating her own method to achieve the most natural-looking outcome.

Our micropigmentation specialist, Heide Conlin, has trained extensively with Vicky Martin and offers free consultations by appointment.

Photos courtesy of Vicky Martin.

We are pleased to be able to offer 3D Areola Micropigmentation. Consultations are required, and two options are available for pricing. Consultations may be booked online, or by calling us at 978-465-3010.

Are you interested in 3D areola micropigmentation and want to learn more? Our Certified Micropigment Specialist will answer your questions, address any concerns, and explain the process during a 60-minute consultation. This is required before booking services.
Option 1
We are pleased to offer this service completely free of charge for one individual per month, with an option to be added to a first-come, first-served waitlist following your consultation.
Option 2
375 per breast
For those who are unable or unwilling to wait, the full-price option is available with Heide by appointment.

A $100 deposit is required at time of booking.

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3D Areola Micropigmentation FAQ

Who can benefit from 3D areola micropigmentation?

3D areola micropigmentation is for those looking to correct an areola issue or create a natural-looking areola, including:

  • Cancer survivors who have undergone breast surgery
  • Women and men who have undergone surgery
  • Those with discolored or uneven areolas due to skin conditions such as vitiligo
  • Women and men who have asymmetrical or irregular areolas

How long do services take?

The service length will vary based on a multitude of factors. We book 3D Areola Micropigmentation sessions for three hours to ensure that there is plenty of time.

Is it safe?

Yes. Our Certified Micropigment Specialists are fully trained, highly skilled, and licensed to provide micropigmentation services. Further, all of our staff places the utmost importance on safe and hygienic practices. Your service provider will explain the inherent risks of the procedure, and make sure you aren’t experiencing any conditions that render you unable to receive services. A physician’s authorization is required prior to your service. Please review the post-procedure care, which can be found below.

Is there something else you’d like to know? Contact us with any questions by calling us at 978-465-3010, filling out our contact form below, messaging our Facebook page, or booking a complimentary consultation.

Post-Procedure Care

Micropigmentation procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) on which they are performed. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading.

Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

  • Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.
  • An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over the area at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.
  • Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.
  • When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, and alpha hydroxyl creams) near the treated area until healed.
  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.
  • Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

  • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).
  • Do not scrub or pick treated areas.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin® on treated areas.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.
  • Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.


  • Every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others.
  • Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.
  • You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We select the optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more, and it will appear softer when completely healed.
  • Failure to follow the post-procedure instructions above may result in a loss or discoloration of pigment resulting in a need for more frequent touchups.

Meet our Certified Micropigment Specialist

Heide Conlin is a Certified Micropigment Specialist & 3D Areola Artist and is a member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. With numerous certifications and over 4 years’ experience, Heide offers exemplary services in permanent makeup by creating or enhancing eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. Additionally, her expertise reaches to specializations in Scar Camouflage and in 3D Areola Pigmentation through the Vicky Martin Method®. Whether a person is seeking to enhance their appearance, conceal scars left by injury or surgery, or require 3D Areola Pigmentation post breast surgery, Heide finds great fulfillment in improving the lives of others with compassion and skill.

  • Semi-Permanent Makeup + Microblading
  • Scar Camouflage
  • 3D Areola Micropigmentation
  • Tuesdays 10am–6pm
  • Saturdays 9am–5pm

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