Adding the final touches to your gender reassignment journey
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 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.
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).
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.
- 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
Consultation – £100
Treatments can be charged per area or as a whole.
Cost of treatments will be determined after the consultation.
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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...
"Rachael worked in the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery providing a comprehensive medical tattoo and camouflage service. Her results were excellent and consistent and I would happily recommend her to my patients."
Dr Amar Ghattaura MB BS, BSc, MSc, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast) Breast and Microsurgery
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My medical tattooing and cosmetic permanent make up practice is all about you, the client. I combine my extensive training, medical background and body art skills with a warm, empathetic approach to make you feel completely at ease. If you’re here because you want to address a visible difference, you can be confident that this is the first step towards a reinvigorated confidence and zest for getting on with your life.
If you want to enhance your features through skilfully applied semi-permanent makeup, you can be confident too; that you’ll get stunning results in a safe and high-quality environment.
As a specialist Medical Tattooist based in the South East of England, I have developed a reputation for scar camouflage and facial feature restoration in the field of Permanent Cosmetics, Medical Tattooing and Skin Camouflage.
I am a member of The British Association of Skin Camouflage and trained with them for temporary coverage of burns and scars and The Finishing Touches Group for Permanent Cosmetics and Medical Tattooing. Since then I have undertaken further specialist training with Nouveau Contour for brows and lips, and The Linda Paradis Group for tattoo removal.
As well as the private sector, I led NHS clinics at the Burns and Plastics unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, specialising in nipple/areola tattooing and temporary camouflage cover of burns and scars. I now run private clinics from Harley Street Skin Clinic in Reigate, Surrey and The McIndoe Centre in East Grinstead.
I was awarded the 20 years of excellence Life Changing Procedure for my work with nipple areola tattooing.
Last year I was featured on ITV ‘This Morning with Lorraine Kelly’ performing hair stroke brows for a feature on anti-ageing alongside Dr Khan and Dr Devine.
I collaborated with The Katie Piper Foundation and The Telegraph to create a time-lapse video of myself applying Camouflage and Makeup on a burns survivor demonstrating the positive effects this has on her physical and mental wellbeing.
My career has exposed me to a wealth of experience in understanding and communicating with clientele from varied backgrounds and social circles, each with different needs and expectations.
I’m passionate about using my skill and precision with detail to offer a high-end service and truly care about helping each individual find confidence within their appearance.