Micropigmentation for Vitiligo
What is Vitiligo?
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 small or large areas, which can spread throughout the body and seem to move from one area to another.
It is unclear why this happens, but there are several different types of Vitiligo, ranging from autoimmune 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 and 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.
When first diagnosed
When first diagnosed, your GP can recommend various treatments, none of which can be guaranteed to work or solve the problem. These treatments will include but are not limited to:
- Sun safety advice
- Topical cortisone steroids
- Camouflage makeup creams (last for 24 hours and are not waterproof)
- Phototherapy (light treatment)
- Skin grafts
- Vitamin D treatment
- Complimentary therapies
Our Vitiligo procedure requires a Skin Patch Test to determine which pigment colours match your skin tone and how they adhere to the skin.
Micropigmentation for Vitiligo
Medical micropigmentation and skin camouflage are now seen as two 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 before starting a treatment course. 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 the 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 with a client’s individual skin tone. Once a colour is chosen, the treatment can commence.
Micropigmentation for Vitiligo requires a number of treatment sessions for the pigment to properly implant into the skin
As a general guide, we usually expect good results from between 2 and 4 treatment sessions per area.
Aftercare plays a big part in the success of the treatment.
Clients should avoid the sun and any chlorinated water for at least four weeks. Heat or steam treatments must also be avoided for the first five days after treatment.
Prolonged skin protection from sunlight should also be adhered to; this in itself can cause vitiligo in the skin.
For more information on Vitiligo, please see a detailed explanation on Wiki by clicking HERE.
Candice Watson worked and trained as a Medical Micropigmentation specialist for many years on the famed Harley Street, London, before moving to Dubai in 2009 to set up Exclusive Beauty in Dubai.
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All procedures are performed at C37, Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE.
All procedures are performed by Candice Watson and adhere to the latest world standards for Health, Safety, and Hygiene.
Exclusive Beauty offers expert Vitiligo treatments as part of our Medical Micropigmentation treatments. We are professionally trained to the highest level and have vast experience performing all micropigmentation treatments to the highest industry 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 makeup treatments, as several skin tones must be applied to match the surrounding skin tone.