Micropigmentation or permanent makeup is a good option for vitiligo, however the results may vary and it is up to the patient to decide if this is the right choice for them.
Micro pigmentation is essentially tattooing the skin. This is an innovative way of placing or replacing the color in the skin that is lost through the skin condition, vitiligo. This treatment works best for people who have dark skin, but it should be noted that it will be very difficult for the doctor to match the color of the skin perfectly.
People who used in micro pigmentation to treat their vitiligo have shown drastic a step take improvements over time. Some experience a degree of fading during the first six weeks.
What is the Process?
Generally the person who suffers from vitiligo will have a consultation with a skin specialist who has been trained in micro pigmentation. They will discuss every aspect of this procedure and the patient will be able to choose to the color that will be used. The pigment that is chosen will be implanted into the skin like tattoo. A motorized instrument that has sterile needles will place these pigments into the skin. The procedure is virtually painless as topical or locally injected anesthesia is often used.
When treating vitiligo, micro pigmentation is a very precise procedure. The affected areas that need to be pigmented will be outlined, measured and marked. Generally, a locally injected or topical anesthetic is applied to the treated region to ensure comfort .Sometimes as a way to promote relaxation a sedative is often recommended.
Patients should note that after the procedure, they may experience some amount of redness, tenderness or swelling to the area that had just been pigmented. Often times the doctor or skin specialist will recommend the use of a cool compress or a pain reliever. To get the best results, the pigmented region should be not be disturbed for a period of a week.
Micropigmentation for the treatment of vitiligo is a relatively safe,simple and painless procedure. Howeever, it should be noted that like any other type of invasive procedure, there is the possibility of complications. These could be in the form of bruising, tenderness, bruising, infection and an adverse reaction to the pigment. It is always good to consult with the skin specialist about these possible complications as well as telling them about your medical history.
People who suffer from vitiligo should not rely on this as the cure all method. It has been noted that fading can occur within one year and this may require the visit back to the skin specialist for a touchup. Patients should also be aware if that’s the skin color that is used in micro pigmentation may not match the exact color of the skin. As a result of this, the skin could look uneven as the colors can appear too dark or too light.