Have you kept any visible differences you may have under a mask/clothing/or in the house!
As the weather turns warmer, instead of feeling nervous and anxious about wearing your summer clothes and visiting friends on the beach or by a poolside (wouldn’t that be nice!), here are some simple tips to help you feel more body confident.
Through my work, I’m grateful to have treated many trans patients with medical tattooing and appreciate the journey they have been on. In recognition of celebrating Transgender Day Of Visibility I’ve written a blog to capture my thoughts on the importance of an inclusive society
An honest and open account of the highs and lows lockdown has brought over the last 12 months for me professionally and personally and using this experience as a way to work smarter.
I really enjoyed talking to Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radio Surrey today giving me the chance to talk about my journey into medical tattooing.
Supporting children’s visible differences and their mental health is imperative if we are to raise healthy and resourceful adults.
There is enough to worry about during lockdown without the added stress of how to look after your Medical Tattooing as it starts to fade. Here are a few tips for you to manage the process and retain your pigment as best as possible:
Everyone with a visible difference is unique, especially when it comes to skin tone. As countries and races continue to mix, this presents new skin tones, therefore the colour palette of camouflage cream is constantly evolving.
A reduction in visibility of a Port Wine Stain can have a positive effect and relieve anxiety attributed to it. Many patients report their confidence has greatly increased.
When medical tattooing doesn’t go as expected you may be left disappointed. You need a practitioner that aligns their expectations alongside yours and doesn’t promise you the earth. Medical Tattooing is a great tool for reducing the impact of visible differences, but it isn’t magic and it doesn’t make things disappear, and it does come with minor risks.
Have you been left with facial scarring and hypo-pigmentation that you cover with makeup or camouflage every day? Soften the visible impact with medical tattooing.
Are you suffering with thinning hair due to Menopause or perimenopause? Medical Tattooing can help as a simple, effective solution
As a practitioner one should never just look at the symptom alone, but take into account the way it is presented by the patient. This brings into account the emotional impact and therefore the mental health of the patient.
How Medical Tattooing can impact the people around you.
What do we carry on our skin without knowing it? Each of us carries the map of our lives on our skin, lets find confidence in the skin you’re in.
How I found the courage to stop covering my vitiligo. Erika’s blog beautifully describes her journey through the products and treatments available to her, whilst allowing us an insight into the emotional pathway she trod.
What a workshop! It was full of warmth, joy and laughter with the Look Good Feel Better team at the Macmillian Centre located at East Surrey Hospital.
Do you have unwanted scarring from surgery? Sometimes scarring can be more visible than anticipated leaving the patient wishing they had not had surgery in the first place.
Medical Tattooing can now help by visibly reducing the appearance of the stretchmarks by adding the persons skin colour into the dermal layer of the skin.