Medical Treatments

The same hypo-allergenic pigment infusion techniques used for semi-permanent facial makeup, are also used for reducing the visual effects of skin imperfections and for post-operative restoration.

Nipple & Areola Reconstruction or Cosmetic Treatments

After mastectomy medical tattooing can re-create the nipple and areola and the illusion of a 3-D nipple and areola complex.

Generally pigmentation around the nipple and areola fades with age. Semi-permanent makeup techniques can be used to restore the natural youthful look.

Scar Camouflage

Light coloured scars can be camouflaged using medical tattooing. Skin coloured pigments are infused into the scar to minimise its appearance. Medical tattooing is suitable for camouflaging scars on people of all ethnicities. Visio Forma is a Registered Vendor with the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).


Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin colour in blotches. The extent and rate of colour loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of the body.

Normally, the colour of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the pigment cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin die or stop functioning.

Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious but it can be stressful or make you feel bad about yourself. Micro-pigmentation tattooing treatment for vitiligo can improve the appearance of the affected skin although it does not cure the disease.

In this technique medical grade pigment is infused into the skin. It can take a number of treatments before the pigment “takes” and to finally match the surrounding skin colour. The infused pigment will fade with time so top up treatments are required. Clients are also advised that, in some cases, disturbing the skin by micro-infusion may trigger another patch of vitiligo.

Hair Loss & Alopecia

Micro pigmentation of the hair follicle is the most advanced method of disguising hair loss of the scalp, beard, moustache as well as eyebrows.

Medical Micro-pigmentation Prices

The following prices are for treatments at the Visio Forma Dunedin clinic. Prices for treatments provided as a visiting service at other clinics and salons can be found by enquiry.


First consultation at the Dunedin clinic – No charge.
Subsequent consultations charged at $50 (redeemable against resulting treatment cost)


  • Reconstruction of areola/nipple complex – per breast – $800
  • Re-pigmentation of areola – both breasts – $500
  • Colour Refresh up to 12 months after initial treatment – $300
  • Scar & Alopecia camouflage/Re-pigmentation of stable Vitiligo/Hair replacement – per 10cm2 – $400
  • Areas larger than 20cm2 – POA

All prices are inclusive of GST. Payment may only be made by cash, or bank transfer.