October 20, 2020




Breast Cancer Awareness month is October, in this article we look at facts and shed some light on Breast Cancer and also talk about our micro-pigmentation and our permanent makeup solutions for Breast Cancer survivors in Atlanta, GA.

Some light on Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is, unfortunately, the second most common cancer among women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) right here in Atlanta. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. We hope to shed some light on some facts about early detection and symptoms, so we can better inform our clients and visitors about such a serious matter that affects us in such a deep way.

Early detection

Breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms are all important factors in early detection of breast health issues. The first step to good breast health is being educated and self-aware of your breasts on a monthly basis. Being self-aware includes visual knowledge of your breasts, as well as how they feel. Women who get their period should examine their breasts the week following the end of their menstrual flow. Women who do not have a period should pick the same week each month to examine their breasts.

Micropigmentation in Atlanta, GA.

Signs and Symptoms of breast cancer

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, you should consult with your healthcare professional:

  • The most common symptom is a new lump or mass
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Skin irritation, dimpling, redness or rash
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • New onset of nipple inversion (nipple turns inward into the breast)
  • Clear or bloody nipple discharge

Permanent cosmetics and Areola Tattoo in Atlanta, GA

This is usually described by women as a “finishing touch” procedure for women who have lost one or both nipples through surgery and have fortunately survived Breast Cancer. By using advanced tattooing techniques, the appearance of the nipple can be restored. For some women, this can help them regain a sense of femininity and normalcy in the same way that breast reconstruction can. After successful areola tattooing, the goal is for the recreated nipple to look realistic and match the existing areola or the look of the nipples and areolas prior to mastectomy surgery.

Areola Micropigmentation in Atlanta, GA

This makes women feel “whole” again. It’s a liberating feeling and an enormous self-confidence boost to the female spirit.

At Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics, we take a stand daily to help those women fighting the battle, to educate others about early detection and strive for beautiful outcomes for all of our clients. When it comes to breast cancer care, there’s no substitute for experience, leading-edge technology, and comprehensive health/beauty services. We take pride in being able to help women feel whole again throughout wide arrange of services.

Together, these are the areas we offer:

If you have an after-surgery cosmetic breast question, please give us a call to set up a consultation.

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