Micropigmentation for Vitiligo

Micropigmentation for Vitiligo

Micropigmentation for Vitiligo requires a consultation prior to treatment sessions.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that is caused by a lack of skin pigment called Melanin. Melanin is what is produced by the skin cells to provide your skin with its colour. When Vitiligo occurs the skin has white patches in areas either small or large and this can spread throughout the body and seem to move from one area to another. It is not quite clear why this happens but there are several different types of Vitiligo ranging from Auto-Immune conditions to Segmental Vitiligo (caused by chemicals released from nerve endings to the skin.)

About 20% of sufferers are congenital (passed down from a family member) however there are some patients whose Vitiligo is triggered by something or an event in their lives such as:

  • Stressful events (even childbirth)
  • Damage to the skin through cuts burns
  • Severe sunburn
  • Exposure to certain chemicals.

Contrary to some peoples belief Vitiligo is not infectious, it cannot be passed from another person who has the condition.

Treatment for Vitiligo:

When first diagnosed your GP can recommend a variety of treatments, none of which can be guaranteed to work or solve the problem. These treatments will include but not limited to:

  • Sun safety advice
  • Topical cortisone steroids
  • Camouflage make up creams (lasts for 24 hours and are not waterproof)
  • Phototherapy (light treatment)
  • Skin grafts
  • Depigmentation
  • Vitamin D treatment
  • Complimentary therapies

Medical Micropigmentation and Skin Camouflage are now seen as one of the best treatments available for Vitiligo. This is mainly due to Skin Camouflage and Medical Micropigmentation becoming more widely known and recognised by doctors and medical facilities. Once applied Micropigmentation lasts for several years and if a well-trained specialist is chosen to perform the treatment, the skin tone match can be very close to the existing skin tone.

Skin Patch Test

Skin patch tests are an essential way to choose the correct shade of pigment to match the surrounding skin colour. Test pigments are matched to a client’s individual skin tone using stock pigment colours.

The skin patch test is usually performed at the initial consultation and prior to starting a course of treatments. A patch test is required for all Medical Micropigmentation treatments to see how the pigments react to the body and if the pigment mix alters colour once healed. A patch test must be performed at the initial consultation and be monitored for around 4 to 8 weeks. This process cannot be hurried and allows the specialist to choose a final pigment colour to apply to the treatment area.

Each skin tone colour is bespoke and mixed to a client’s individual skin tone. Once a colour is chosen the treatments course can commence.

As with all medical micropigmentation treatments, a number of treatments depend on how your skin accepts the pigment. However, as a very general guide, we would usually expect good results from between 2 and 4 treatment sessions per area.

Vitiligo Aftercare

Aftercare post-treatment plays a big part in the success of the treatment. Clients should avoid the sun and any chlorinated water for at least 4 weeks. Heat or steam treatments must also be avoided for the first 5 days after treatment.

Prolonged protection of the skin to sunlight should also be adhered to as this in itself can cause Vitiligo in the skin.

Exclusive Beauty offers expert Vitiligo treatments as part of our Medical Micropigmentation treatments. We are professionally trained and have a vast amount of experience performing all treatments to the highest standards.

If considering another specialist please ensure they are professionally trained and have experience performing Vitiligo treatments. Vitiligo requires a specialist and is NOT the same as Semi Permanent Make Up treatments.

For more information on Vitiligo please click HERE.

Candice Watson worked and trained as a Medical Micropigmentation specialist for many years on the famed Harley Street, London. Candice is an expert at Semi Permanent makeup and Medical Micopigmentation. Candice Watson is the founder of Exclusive Beauty, the Harley Street Specialists to the Middle East.

From October 2016 Semi Permanent Makeup and Medical Micropigmentation appointments should be made through www.ExclusiveAesthetic.com and through their contact page HERE.

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