Vitiligo is a chronic form of depigmentation. It affects around 0.5% of the population and the cause is still unknown.
Vitiligo can affect either one small part of the body or the whole body. It is frequently found on the hands and face.
Treatment for vitiligo involves colour tattooing to match closely the colour of the skin. The greatest effect is on darker skin. It is recommended that before tattooing in colour is carried out, the vitiligo must have remained static for at least seven years as the treatment could trigger the vitiligo and cause it to spread.
An outbreak can always happen so careful consideration must be taken before a patient embarks on a micro pigmentation procedure.
Prices from £150 to £200 per treatment per session.