Micropigmentation for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin. It’s caused by the lack of melanin, a pigment in the skin. Vitiligo can affect any area of skin, but most commonly occurs on the face, neck and hands, and in skin creases.

If you happen to be suffering from Vitiligo then micropigmentation might help you out as the conventional methods available today can be very demanding and not all of them workout in the end. And the ones who are effective don’t last very long and at the end people end up using lots of cosmetics or seek out surgical options.

Micropigmentation has been acknowledged as one of the most effective treatments options for this condition. It helps camouflage the patches to give the skin a more natural and normal look. It is to remember that micropigmentation is mostly recommended for facial and neck region where scalp is included. Another important thing to note is that this is merely an aesthetic solution and doesn’t rid you of Vitiligo.

Clients must know the limitations of the micropigmentation treatment options before seeking it; it helps in non-progressive Vitiligo where patches and spots stop to surface and the ones that remain have ceased to grow in size. Micropigmentation is also not recommended for those who have Psoriasis, HIV Positive or history of Herpes simplex virus infection.

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FAQs

Micropigmentation for Vitiligo

Micropigmentation involves implanting small particles of natural pigment under the skin similar to a tattoo. The procedure is sometimes called ‘permanent cosmetics.

Why choose micropigmentation for vitiligo?

Micropigmentation can:
Help blend the color of vitiligo to more closely match that of surrounding skin.
Breaks up the texture of the vitiligo skin by softening and flattening it.

What you should know about micropigmentation for vitiligo?

Micropigmentation is a technique in which minute, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis for cosmetic and/or corrective enhancement. Typically two to four treatments are necessary. The process can be performed in a doctor’s office in less than two hours. Topical anesthetics are sometimes applied to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Pigments are individually mixed to match the patient’s skin. Results can be seen immediately, though full end results are not apparent for about three weeks.

Possible risks of micropigmentation

As with any treatment, there are risks associated with it, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. These include:

  • Infection
  • Removal problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation
  • Keloid formation
  • MRI complications

What to expect after the procedure?

  • Swelling in the treated area that can be treated with ice packs and ointments.
  • Improved appearance in treated area within a few days.
  • Full healing of treated area in four to six weeks.
  • Follow-up treatment may be necessary in some cases.