Adding the final touches to your gender reassignment journey

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If you are going through gender reassignment it will have been a long journey.

Surgery may have left visible scarring and you may feel that some extra touches will enhance your looks and enable you to feel confident and attractive in your new gender.

With the accessibility of surgery and medication, medical tattooing can aid the process of gender reassignment by mimicking the natural feminine or masculine contours of the body.

 

The main areas of the body that medical tattooing can help enhance the body for gender reassignment patients are:

Penis: After a phalloplasty the penis can look white without veins, glands, colour and shadows. These can be applied naturally with pigment over a number of treatments (usually between 3 – 4) over a period of 6 months. At the same time, any scarring can be camouflaged into the surrounding skin.

If you would like to see a video of this medical tattooing procedure please contact us via info@raedenman.co.uk warning this video contains images of a penis following phalloplasty

Vaginal scarring can be camouflaged into the surrounding skin, whilst colour can be added to give a level of realism if pigment is lacking.

Forehead scarring can be camouflaged into the surrounding skin.

Nipple/Areola: Scarring can be camouflaged and the colour of the areola changed to look more feminine or masculine.

Brows: These can be tattooed to give a more masculine or feminine overall appearance and to suit any changes that have happened to your facial structure.

Skin Grafts can be camouflaged into the surrounding skin.

 

Consultation

The initial consultation will be one hour to fully determine your expectations, any future surgery and suitability of treatment. Usually this treatment is an ongoing journey and a bespoke plan will be created for you and your needs. This treatment plan will change and evolve over time as available treatments and your body, changes. I will require access to your consultant and/or your psychiatrist.

Pre-Treatment

24 hours prior; do not take the following substances: Stimulants: Tea, coffee, soft drinks with caffeine or other substances containing stimulants.

If you are having a lip treatment and have EVER HAD a cold sore in the past, you WILL need to take anti-viral tablets five days before and after the treatment (available from the chemist or your GP).

The optimum period for scar tattooing is when you are at your lightest in skin colouring (usually in the wintertime unless you stay out of the sun at summertime).

Treatment

After a treatment the area will look red, sometimes raised and darker than the desired result. It can take three to seven days to heal, slight sloughing may occur and then the colour will look approximately 50% lighter. A number of sessions will be required for each area.

Medical Tattooing can last between one to five years before a Colour Boost may be needed.

The risks involved are minimal;

  • As with all injection sites there is a risk of infection. To minimise this risk the aftercare needs to be adhered to. A dressing can be applied for the initial 48 hours to help reduce this risk.
  • On a few occasions the skin does not retain the pigment well.

Aftercare (For 7-14 days after the procedure)
NO WATER EXPOSURE for 48 hours and then minimal water for the following week.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO SUN, TANNING BEDS AND UV RAYS. Use effective sunscreen 30SPF or higher for protection.
DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA No scratching, rubbing, or picking the scabs. No facial treatments.
AVOID USING COSMETICS ON THE AREA including facial creams, cleansers, aloe Vera, etc.
AVOID WORKING IN THE GARDEN, dirt, pollutants from the environment may cause infections.
AVOID seafood, salty and spicy foods.
AVOID SWIMMING, hot baths, showers and Jacuzzis.
AVOID taking multivitamins with Vitamin A in, or using Retinol containing products on the area.

Contraindications

  • Severe psychological concern
  • Keloid scarring that has been treated with steroids
  • Medication that causes blood thinning
  • Roaccutane use in the preceding 6 months
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding

Price list

Online Consultation £95
In-Clinic Consultation Harley Street, London or Betchworth, Surrey £195
15 minute online review following your treatment to determine the healing process and final results FOC
In-clinic review following treatment £45
Medical tattooing prices are quoted during the consultation as treatments
are bespoke

Price list

Online Consultation £95
In-Clinic Consultation, Harley Street London or Betchworth, Surrey £195
15 minute online review following your treatment to determine the healing process and final results FOC
In-clinic review following treatment £45
Medical tattooing prices are quoted during the consultation as treatments are bespoke
Due to the nature of the areas that I work on, not all photographs can be shared publicly. Extra Before and After photographs can be shown during consultation.

What my patients say...

“I wanted to thank you for that call and for sending this message, it played a part in my decision to admit myself to psychiatric care. Your in a unique position to help people in a vulnerable time in their life and I’m glad you had the moral tenacity to do so. A lot of others wouldn’t. I hope that more people in the world had an aptitude and attitude like you do and you helped me realize that my predicament was a cause of my problem and that getting to the root of the issue would be much more beneficial to me at this time. Thanks again for being such a great individual.”

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It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Rae Denman Medical Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd. We offer a space for everyone who is negatively impacted by their visible difference to come and get advice, treatment, and aftercare in a safe and non-judgemental environment, as well as specialist training to be able to offer YOUR patients the same.

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If you’re here to address a visible difference, you can be confident that this is the first step towards reinvigorated confidence and zest for getting on with your life. Whether your visible difference is large or small, able to be covered or not, and whatever age, sex, race, or distinction, you will be taken seriously and treated respectfully.

I combine my extensive training and body art skills with a warm, empathetic approach to help you feel at ease.

I specialise in the visible reduction of scarring and skin grafts.

After achieving a BA Hons in Graphic Design, I focused within the Medical Tattooing industry and attained a wealth of qualifications including a Diploma of Excellence in Cosmetic tattooing, Diploma in Professional MakeUp & Body painting, and Core Synchronism Lymphatic from The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. I also developed my expertise further with specific courses at The British Association of Skin Camouflage and several courses focused on scarring, areola, camouflage, skin grafts, vitiligo and facial feature restoration.

Previously I worked in the NHS Burns and Plastics Department at Morriston Hospital and now work privately at The London Scar Clinic, Harley Street and in Reigate, Surrey.

What is said about Rae…

As one of the country’s leading experts in this specialist area, Rae Denman has formulated new techniques for scarring as well as Port Wine Stain coverage. Rae is the only person in the UK to offer Medical tattooing for the coverage of Port Wine Stains, bringing international patients to the UK for this specialist service as well as scar camouflage.

Rae is also dedicated to her role as a medico-legal expert witness and report writer, focusing on condition and prognosis reports for patients with scarring.

Rae has worked as a Para-medical Camouflage Consultant for The Katie-Piper Foundation, working one-to-one with burn survivors, and was featured on television and in the press, and won awards for Life Changing Procedure for her ground-breaking work.

Rae Denman’s clinic work includes medical tattooing for: scar, hypopigmentation and skin graft re-pigmentation; nipple/areola and cleft lip restoration; gender reassignment realism; port wine stain camouflage and para-medical camouflage for temporary concealment of birthmarks, thread veins, vitiligo, rosacea as well as all features of Permanent Make-up.

Mrs Rae Denman has had research published in Psychology, Health and Medicine, Feb 9th 2021. “My face in someones else hands”: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss. (Nicola Stock, Nicholas D Sharratt.)

 

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Locations

Are you looking for a specialist for Medical Tattoo treatments or Permanent Makeup? I have clinics in Marylebone, London & Reigate, Surrey.

Get in touch to arrange a consultation so we can discuss your needs on 07967 758714

Rae Denman Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd

Located at: Tillow Barn
Roothill Lane,
Brockham,
BETCHWORTH,
RH3 7AS

Rae Denman Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd

Located at: The London Scar Clinic
152 Harley Street,
London,
W1G 7LH

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