Medical micropigmentation refers to a process of cosmetic tattooing, used to improve the appearance of medically related physical imperfections such as surgery or trauma scars, areas of skin depigmentation due to vitiligo or sun damage, or hair loss due to alopecia or cancer treatments. Suitable both for men and women, medical tattooing offers not only the obvious cosmetic and aesthetic improvements, but vitally can play a key role in improving confidence and self esteem.
Pigmentation for Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a skin disorder which affects people of all ethnic origins and ages. It can appear as light or almost white patches on any area of the body, but most often it is around the face and neck or hands, areas most exposed to sunlight. Although various treatments are available, the unpredictable nature of the condition means their effectiveness cannot be relied upon.
Advanced cosmetic camouflage treatments offer an alternative to those who suffer from vitiligo, as long the condition has been stable for a minimum of 2 years. In some cases a “dry needling” treatment may re-stimulate the melanocyte cells, these cells are responsible for the production of the melanin which gives the skin it’s colour. If this is unsuccessful pigments can be custom blended to match to the variances in the natural skin tone, the pigments will then be implanted and blended into the skin. A satisfactory result is likely to be achieved within 2 to 3 treatments, however further sessions may be required as due to the nature of the condition, and indeed the differences in each individual’s chemistry, pigment retention can vary.
It is important to note that pigments must be blended to match the natural skin tones; therefore the area to be treated must be completely free of artificial tanning products and sun exposure. Likewise areas that have been camouflaged using medical pigmentation will not take on a tan. That said, even with exposure to the sun, the appearance of the areas treated will still not be as obvious as prior to treatment.
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