All treatments for vitiligo http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligotreatment.html
(oral, topical or surgical) span over months and even years in some cases.
And even then there are no sure ways to predict weather a person will
benefit from it or not. The major concern of a patient is to avoid the
social dilemma related to his vitiligo. To encounter the situation, only
choice patients are left with are 'camouflage techniques'.
There are two camouflage methods to choose from, cosmetics and Tattooing
Patients with vitiligo can cover the white patches with stains, self-tanning
or with makeup. These products are of real use when it comes to the areas of
The camouflage makeup used for vitiligo lasts longer than ordinary makeup. A
female patient can use these to cover her vitiligo patches, by replacing her
ordinary make-up kit with specially built make for this purpose.
For male patients self-tanning lotions and stains are often a good choice,
as the color will last for several days and will not come back with washing.
Tattooing is used as a camouflage technique, but it is done with artificial
pigments which are deposited into the skin, with the help of traditional
tattooing needles or by surgical techniques in present scientific era. The
accuracy of color match shall depend upon the skill of the person doing it.
It will work best for darker skins, and the color may become lighter with
the passage of time. There are risks of serious infections spreading through
tattooing through traditional methods. Tattooing should only be carried out
by certified licensed professional.
As this is the pigment used in tattooing is artificial, so it will not
change its color while the surrounding skin will. So some times it may not
serve the purpose as accurately, as it should.
Lips being different from other skin as they lack keratin layer. It is the
keratin that will make your skin strong, flexible and waterproof. And makeup
is again not an option for vitiligo male patients. The only technique that
is know to work for lips is tattooing.
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