Vitiligo & Skin Depigmentation

Erasing imperfections

Depigmentation is the lightening of the skin caused by the lack or loss of Melanin, a pigment within the skin. Depigmentation of the skin can be caused by injury and trauma and in many cases by a condition known as Vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a long-term condition characterised by patches of skin losing their pigment due to a deficiency in the meloncyte cells which produce pigment, giving the skin its natural colour. Vitiligo can affect any area of skin, but most commonly occurs upon the face, neck and hands, and in skin creases appearing in the form of noticeable ‘white patches’. Medical micro-pigmentation is a ground-breaking solution for Vitiligo and Depigmentation.

With the use of specialised medical tattooing techniques, the treatment infuses custom blended, medical grade pigments into the skin, successfully blending-out and camouflaging the affected areas.


Medical micro-pigmentation treatment for Vitiligo is suitable for those individuals whose condition;

  • Has been in remission for 3 years +
  • Covers smaller areas (extremely large areas are unsuitable for treatment)


Prior to treatments a comprehensive consultation will take place which includes the completion of a medical history assessment questionnaire, essential for determining treatment suitability, along with product patch testing. A thorough discussion of the client’s requirements and expectations will be established in order to determine the best treatment solution.

During the consultation the camouflage pigment colours will be determined with equal input from both the client and practitioner, taking into careful consideration the natural skins colouring, tone and texture. If required a microscopic ‘colour match’ test upon the depigmented skin can be undertaken to assess the development of the pigment over a month, to provide a realistic impression of how the effect will look long term. Only when the client is completely satisfied and confident with these choices will the treatment commence.

Treatment Plan

The treatment process will require multiple appointment sessions to reach the desired result. The number of sessions required is entirely dependent upon the size, nature and location of the area being treated, and upon the client’s circumstances and requirements.

The first appointment will consist of the consultation and the treatment procedure. The following appointments will be a repeat, perfecting sessions of the initial treatment procedure.

A work of art cannot be rushed! Treatment durations vary depending upon how advanced or detailed the required results are. The priority is to achieve the best possible result and to do this it is necessary to allow sufficient time to complete the procedure. Please allow up to 2 – 4 hours for your initial medical micro-pigmentation treatment appointment. The full treatment requires multiple treatment sessions in order to carefully layer the pigments into the skin so as to achieve maximum retention of colour and shape.

The treated area must be allowed to heal for 4 – 6 weeks following treatment before subsequent treatments.

Treatment price will be provided at consultation and changed per treatment session.

Following Treatment

Normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure. There will be slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the treated area which will generally subside within 72 hours.

The intensity of the colour will be significantly darker immediately following the procedure. This will reduce and soften during the healing process to deliver a more subtle, natural look.

The healing duration will take approximately 5 – 10 days, during which some fine crusting will occur which will naturally flake away during the healing period. It is crucial to the final results of the medical enhancement that this crusting is not touched or removed prematurely whilst healing, and that the additional aftercare guidelines are adhered to for sufficient healing and to avoid any post treatment complications.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided both verbally and in hard copy following the procedure, together with an aftercare healing balm.

The longevity of medical micro-pigmentation is variable from person to person based upon factors such as skin type, age and general lifestyle. It is recommended that medical enhancements be periodically maintained in the form of a ‘colour-boost’ re-touch to keep them looking fresh and at their optimum shape and colour. Generally, colour-boosts are recommended for every 12 – 18 months following the initial procedure.