See the difference with medical tattooing for port wine stains

port wine stain removal surrey

Results that are right for you

As a specialist Medical Tattooist, I understand the distress that a visible difference can cause, and the impact it can have on your life in terms of confidence and well-being. Having worked with many patients with visible skin conditions, my approach will be to treat you with empathy and care, right from the initial consultation. My objective is to achieve the results that are right for you.

For some people with port wine stains, these become part of their identity over the years and a special feature that makes them unique. If this is the case for you, you may prefer to partially conceal rather than fully cover the area. Medical Tattooing cannot remove your port wine stain, but it can help by implanting skin coloured pigment to tone down the red/purple colouring.

Laser treatments cannot be performed after you have had Medical Tattooing as laser directly on the area can turn the pigment darker. If you are thinking of trying laser removal to soften the visual impact of your port wine stain please do this first. Find a reputable laser clinic (unfortunately I cannot advise or refer to any clinics) and as long as you are noticing results, follow their advice on the number of treatments needed.

Once you are fully healed (please leave at least 3 months post laser before having any medical tattoo work done) you can start treatment of Medical Tattooing in order to further reduce the visual impact. Laser can improve the redness but very often will not get rid of the port wine stain. However, the effects of laser are permanent whereas Medical Tattooing will need to be renewed every few years. Due to the fact that this is a long term treatment, my age restriction for this treatment over 25.

How does it work?

The PWS can be re-pigmented to build up a base colour so the PWS is not as obvious. You will need to be careful to stay out the sun for the duration of treatment.

The larger and darker the area concerned, typically more sessions are required.
After a treatment the area may be 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.

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.


An initial consultation of half an hour is required to determine patient expectations and suitability of treatment.

This is followed by a half hour appointment at the same time, or on a subsequent date for a colour analysis and colour and sensitivity patch test.

After a healing period, a review is required to put together a treatment plan based on the results of the patch test area (approximate number of sessions, length of each session, healing period timescale and cost).


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 number of sessions will depend upon the size of the area to be treated, the level of discolouration and how well the aftercare is adhered to.

The treatment is NOT painful but can be tender. Anaesthetic can be used before and during the treatment to control the sensation.

Cost is applied per treatment sequence and will be discussed during the consultation.

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.


  • Blood thinning medication
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding

Price list

Online Consultation  £50 
In-Person Consultation (London, Harley Street or Surrey, Reigate Clinic) £125 
Colour Analysis and Colour Patch Test (if required) £150
 Medical Tattooing (45mins – 2.5hrs sessions) £150 – £550 per session

 A free of charge 15 minute online appointment is included to determine the colour when healed and how the treatment sequence will progress.

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Port Wine Stains Before & Afters

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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…

I have a Port Wine Stain that covers the left side of my face, I cover this with camouflage make up but I am still conscious of the stain, so decided to look on the internet with regards to having some medical tattooing. I came across Rae's website and had a look at some of the work she did. I rang Rae and made an appointment to have a consultation with her. She explained all about the tattooing the healing process and how many treatments I would need, she then did a few test areas, once these healed and we knew the treatment was fine she went on to do larger areas on my face. The area to be treated is covered with numbing cream so its relatively pain free, the area is tender afterwards but no pain and the healing process is quick. I am still having treatment and very happy with the work she has done for me, I would highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of having this sort of treatment.

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Rae Denman

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.

I am founder of BAMT (The British Association of Medical Tattooing) which was driven by my concerns that the industry was both unregulated and too easily allowed vulnerable clients to progress through escalating fixations on procedures. Our goal is to promote ethics in aesthetics.

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 in Reigate, Surrey, The London Bridge Plastic Surgery in London, 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.

I  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.

I am a consultant and stockist for Veil Cover Cream UK who have launched the 'Rae Denman Range' of 10 beautiful new shades of cover cream which I developed from years of experience and changing skin tones.

I'm delighted to have contributed towards a Research Paper with The Centre for Appearance Research - My face in someone else’s hands’: a qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss Psychology, Health & Medicine publication Feb 9, 2021

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.

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

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

Rae Denman @ 3 Corners Medical Tattooing

Located at: Tillow Barn
Roothill Lane,

Rae Denman @ 3 Corners Medical Tattooing

Located at: The London Scar Clinic
152 Harley Street,

The McIndoe Centre

Holtye Road,
East Grinstead,
RH19 3EB

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