VITILIGO TREATMENT: MICROPIGMENTATION
WHAT IS MICROPIGMENTATION
Micropigmentation is a technology where colors are filled in superficial layers of skin. They are natural colours . Put into skin with help of a machine. The colours remain there for around 12 to 24 months.
HOW MICROPIGMENTATION DIFFERENT FROM TATTOO
Tattoo colours have metals in them. Colours used in micropigmentation are natural. Also the needle width is too large in tattoo as compared to ones used in micropigmentation. Micro pigmentation needles are very fine.
Micropigmentation looks very natural as compared to a tattoo result.
IS IT PAINFUL
It’s done after local anesthesia, thus is rendered comfortable for person.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Two sessions done a month apart.
FOR HOW LONG DOES THE COLOUR STAY
After the initial two sessions colour stays for 12 to 24 months. Post that a person requires a single touch up once every two months.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS
The technology doesn’t have side effects. But almost similar colour match is important.
WHAT CAN MICROPIGMENTATION BE USED FOR
Micropigmentation can be used to cover vitiligo patches, scars, stretch marks, to give natural pink colour to dark lips.
HOW IS COLOR MATCHING DONE
It’s done by hit and trial. Various shades re mixed till one reaches the shade similar to person’s natural colour.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE
Time required depends upon the area to be covered. It can take somewhere between half an hour to three hours.
WHAT ARE THE POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
There might be little swelling and pain post procedure for few days. It goes off completely in few days. A topical antibiotic and moisturizers are prescribed.
CAN ANYBODY WITH VITILIGO GET IT DONE
No. In case vitiligo is active and still spreading. Then micropigmentation is not the answer. Micropigmentation is advised when vitiligo is stable i.e. no new patches have occurred since a year.
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