Vitiligo Micropigmentation
Camouflage

More commonly known as Cosmetic Camouflage, or Camouflage Tattooing, It's a form of permanent tattooing, more commonly known as permanent makeup. Vitiligo camouflage works the same as Scar Camouflage by using corrective pigment that is applied to the affected area and blended into the natural skin tone to achieve a more even appearance. 

 

Scar camouflage is effective for most types of scars from injury or surgery, burns, or skin conditions including Vitiligo. This treatment can be performed to the face, hands, or almost anywhere on the body, and can help to heal the appearance of the skin as well as your spirit or self-image.

 

What is Vitiligo? 

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed.

Basically, Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes a loss of the brown pigmentation from areas of the skin, resulting in irregular white patches. These areas do not feel any different from other parts of the skin, they are merely affected by loss of pigmentation. Although vitiligo primarily affects the skin, it can also occur anywhere that pigmentation occurs, including hair, mouth, and even eyes.

Who is probe to Vitiligo? 

  • Vitiligo affects men and women of all ages and races equally,

  • Vitiligo can start at any age, but usually appears before age 30

  • It is more noticeable in dark-skinned people. 

  • Exact cause is not known but it is hereditary.

  • It is an auto immune disease wherein the immune system fight against our own cells that make pigment

  • It might show up due to stress, over exposure to sun or chemicals

 

Symptoms

  • Vitiligo signs include:

  • Patchy loss of skin color, which usually first appears on the hands, face, and areas around body openings and the genitals

  • Premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard

  • Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose (mucous membranes)

 

Types of Vitiligo

Universal Vitiligo-  the discoloration affects nearly all skin surfaces.

Generalized Vitiligo-most common type where the discolored patches often progress similarly on corresponding body parts (symmetrically).

Segmental Vitiligo-Only one side or part of your body. This type tends to occur at a younger age, progress for a year or two, then stops.

Localized (Focal) Vitiligo-One or only a few areas of your body is affected

Acrofacial Vitiligo-  the affected skin is on the face and hands, and around body openings, such as the eyes, nose and ears.

 

Does Vitiligo go away?

There is no "cure" for vitiligo. Sometimes patches go away on their own. Since there is no real known cause it's difficult to predict how your disease will progress. Sometimes the patches stop forming without treatment. In most cases, pigment loss spreads and eventually involves most of your skin. Occasionally, the skin gets its color back. But when that doesn't happen, doctors can prescribe treatments that might help even out skin tone. There are also treatments you can try at home, makeup you can use to cover up the areas. Or now there is what we are talking about here; Micropigmentation - Skin Camouflage

 

 

 

For more information on Vitiligo Micropigmentation Camouflage check out our Scar  & Stretch Mark Camouflage page and FAQ

Because Vitiligo Micropigmention follows the same process as scar/stretch mark camouflage those pages are full of all the additional information you will find useful in deciding if this treatment is right for you! If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to give us text or call