Vitiligo and Mark Correction
VITILIGO CAMOUFLAGE MICROPIGMENTATION
Micropigmentation can be a great help to those who suffer with vitiligo. It is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body due to a dysfunction of the melanocytes (cells that make pigment colour in our skin). Vitiligo is not contagious and there are currently few treatments for it. Many current treatment options for vitiligo have unwanted side effects and include surgical and medical treatments. Compared to surgical skin grafts (which poses many risks), Camouflage Micropigmentation is non-surgical and the results are almost instant. Most patients, depending on the size and area, requires between two to four treatments for maximum results and is a fraction of the cost of surgical procedures.
If you would like treatment for vitiligo, please wait until it has been dormant for at least 7 years and that there are no active or new patches. Another factor that must be considered is how your vitiligo behaves. Everyone’s body is different and so is the vitiligo. It is therefore impossible for your artist to know how your skin will react to tattooing and the pigment inserted into the skin. There is always a risk that the vitilgo may continue to expand eventhough it is in remission and there is no way to determine what causes it to spread. Ensure to consult your doctor before making any final decision.
OTHER MARKS CAN BE CAMOUFLAGED
Generally for Camouflage Micropigmentation to be effective it is best for marks to be lighter than the surrounding skin colour. If marks are much darker than the surrounding skin like port wine birthmarks, freckles etc it may not effectively be concealed. However, brown marks may be able to be camouflaged depending on certain factors. We may first need to treat the area with a series of chemical peels in order to lift the hyperpigmentation from the skin instead of adding pigment. An in-depth consultation will be carried out before your treatment to discuss your specific needs, treatment options, evaluate your skin and determine suitability.
COST OF THE TREATMENT
The total cost of the procedure varies greatly and is dependent on the location, scar tissue and severity of the stretch marks requiring treatment. We may also need to treat the scar first with Corrective Needling.
It is important to note that most traditional treatments are ineffective on vitiligo and some treatments can cost anything between R5,000 to R40,000 per session depending on the size and severity of the area being treated. Usually you would need at least 6 sessions before results are seen and can therefore easily end up costing over R200,000 overall excluding aftercare products!
We charge approximately R5,000 per area (about the size of an open hand) and approximately R9,000 per area (about the size of a face). A minimum of only 2 session are normally required and unlike laser and other treatments, results are premanent.
A patch test the size of a match box is required to assess how the skin accepts the ink and heals. Patch tests cost approximatley R1,500 per area.
Your individual quotation after your free consultation will break down the steps required for your treatment. All inking treatments are quoted for 2 sessions, a 50% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your treatment booking and the remaining to be paid in full after your first session has been completed as this is the full treatment required. You are not able to have only 1 treatment session as you will not benefit and see desired results. Pricing includes take home aftercare products.
We include your aftercare products in your quotation as treatments without using the necessary aftercare products at home gives less than impressive results and slows your skins healing. You may even cause more scar tissue, extra redness due to capillary overgrowth and hyperpigmentation (skin going permanently dark in treated areas). Use the wrong aftercare and you are highly likely to get a severe reaction, inflammation and then an infection.
We require an initial consultation (in-person or virtual) free of charge with zero pressure, during which the final cost can be determined through a formal quote.