What is vitiligo?
Most people with vitiligo develop it before the age of twenty five. Most sufferers are not born with it, although it can develop it early in childhood. In some people, it is the genes they inherit which
predisposes them to developing the condition. Although there are many so called remedies and treatments aimed at vitiligo, they appear to be a bit hit and miss since nobody really knows if the cures actually work alone or whether the body realises it is attacking itself and stops, allowing the melanocytes to resume manufacturing and distributing melanin.Micropigmentation can be a great help for vitiligo and scarring caused by accident or surgery scars such as plastic surgery.
Advanced paramedical procedures have been of great benefit to those who suffer with vitiligo. In many cases, the melanocyte layer of the skin can be stimulated to kick-start the generation of melanin in the patchy regions once again. Should the stimulation method not be successful, an advanced technician can expertly blend skin-coloured pigments to create a camouflage to balance the affected areas with the surrounding healthy skin. This usually requires a few sessions in order to achieve satisfactory results as we need to see how the pigment has healed in the skin, how much has been retained and also to create similar characteristics to blend with the surrounding healthy skin.
At Smudge-free, we offer corrective camouflage treatments, as well as training for the ‘Advanced Technician’. The treatment images above are of a client who suffers with vitiligo to the head and side of the face. So far the client has received just one treatment and will soon be attending the Smudge-free clinic for his second visit. In all, we estimate three visits should give very satisfactory results. During the second visit we shall see how much pigment has been retained in skin and adjust the pigment accordingly.