Medical Tattooing for Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a condition that presents as pale patches of skin. It can be localized or can affect several areas of the body and face. Once it develops it is considered permanent. It is believed that it is an auto immune condition that attacks the melanocytes (melanin) in the skin. These are the cells that give our skin colour. Darker skins have a dense amount of melanin where lighter skins, such as with red heads, have little. Melanin in the skin basically dictates whether you will burn or tan when your skin is exposed to the sun. Vitiligo patients have patches where the melanin is entirely absent and, if the skin around it is naturally darker then the condition is very noticeable. Camouflage tattoo treatments are an advanced practice that require experience and extensive knowledge of the relationship between colour theory and skin. I can carefully disguise the noticeable patches of skin with tattoo that dramatically diminishes the contrast between the affected skin and the skin around it, thus restoring a more even skin tone. Several treatments are required to build up and blend the colours, and to create the most natural result. Treatments are comfortable and clients are educated on post-service care to keep their camouflage tattoos in top condition.