Vitiligo is a skin condition which causes the loss of skin color in blotches, giving those with this condition a patchy appearance. Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden offers treatments to even out the coloration of your skin and give you a more aesthetic appearance. If you have questions about our treatments for vitiligo in New York, NY, and to make an appointment with our doctors, call us today at (212) 832-2225. The color of your hair and skin is determined by melanin. When the cells that produce melanin die or cease to function, vitiligo occurs. Vitiligo affects all skin types, but is much more noticeable in people with darker skin. This condition is not life-threatening or contagious, but may be stressful, cause you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, and make you more sensitive to sunburn and skin cancer. This condition may appear at any age, but often appears before the age of 20.
Our vitiligo treatments help restore color to the affected areas of skin so that you can enjoy an even skin tone and a more regular appearance. Our vitiligo experts use skin camouflaging treatments to achieve your desired appearance.
Do not apply makeup before your skin camouflaging treatment. We will provide a topical anesthetic cream to your skin to enhance your comfort prior to implanting the pigment in your skin. While we make every effort to ensure your comfort, you may still feel some discomfort during your procedure.
Following treatment, you should avoid all ultra-violet exposure and keep Alpha-hydroxy products and Retin-A away from treated areas for at least 10 days.
Please remember that treatment will not prevent a recurrence of Vitiligo or continued loss of skin color.
For more information about our vitiligo treatments and to schedule your consultation, contact Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden today.
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Scar and vitiligo camouflaging treatments take about an hour. Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve the best results.
Our doctors will apply numbing agents prior to beginning your treatment. We make it our priority to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. That said, there is a possibility that you will experience minor discomfort.
The area around the treatment site will be slightly red for about 72 hours. We will provide you with appropriate post-op instructions so that you can care for the treated area properly. You should, however, be able to return to your regular activities after leaving our office.
Why Choose Skintology
Many cosmetic practices focus on helping patients achieve a more youthful appearance. While this important, Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden offers various other treatments to help correct damaged or scarred skin to give you clearer, more natural skin. To accomplish this, we are committed to using advanced technology and minimally invasive procedures that provide efficient results without any scarring or serious recovery time. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!