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You could but...: Tattooing to achieve normal skin color can be very challenging even for expert tattoo artists. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease so there is an inherent risk in placing a permanent dye in skin so affected. That said it's your skin & your life. I suggest: choose an artist who has previously done such work. Start with a small inconspicuous area. Wait a few months to see results before doing more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Need expert advice. After verifying that my vitiligo is not because I have an auto-immune problem, is there any reason why i shouldn't get a tattoo with this condition?
Can I have a skin tattoo if I have vitiligo(white patches/treatment-meladinine pill/loads of sunlight/Tacroz/Dexona cream)What are the risks involved?
My dermatologist said I have vitiligo cause I have a really white spot never grow o spread its been in back of my neck for 6yrs can she b wrong?
Vitiligo: Probably right and it may stay there until the end of your days. ...Read more
Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more
Natural Vitiligo Tx: No one therapy for vitiligo works all patients, but most commonly a topical corticosteroid is prescribed. Foods that are rich in folic acid, vit B12 and vit c can be helpful. A study published in 1992 showed 80% of the subjects improved with a 3 year course of 2mg folic acid, 500mg vit c 2x/day and injections of B12 evry 2 weeks. There is some evidence that ginkgo biloba will slow vitiligo too. ...Read more
Pseudo...: As far as I can gather there are a number of approaches to management of psuedoxanthoma elasticum and vitiligo. I would start with a visit to your doctor who will then most likely refer you to a dermatologist. If you don't mind could you please let me know what develops - this is something I don't see often. ...Read more
No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer