Melanin is the substance that gives skin its color or pigment.
When the melanocytes, the skin cells that produce melanin, reduce or cease production, the resulting condition is known as hypopigmentation, skin depigmentation, or simply, white spots. This may be caused by disease, injury, burns or other skin traumas, such as blisters, dog bites and plastic or reconstructive surgery. Facelift scars may often hypopigment.
Certain chronic skin disorders can also cause hypopigmentation. Albinism, characterized by colorless skin, hair, and eyes, occurs when skin cells produce little or no melanin. Vitiligo, characterized by a patchy loss of skin color, occurs when skin cells that produce melanin die or stop production for unknown reasons.
Hypopigmentation treatment options are often limited. When hypopigmented areas are unresponsive to laser, camouflaging with permanent makeup may be the best option.
Using a treatment that skillfully infuses customized blends of NanoColor, Dominique offers a viable solution to a skin concern that is otherwise irreversible. By perfectly blending the white spots to match the surrounding skin, she makes them appear invisible.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
I HATE THE WAY MY LEG LOOKS. I AM COVERED IN WHITE SPOTS THAT ALMOST LOOK LIKE WHITE FRECKLES. CAN I BENEFIT FROM THIS TREATMENT?
Yes. This condition, in which the pigment-producing cells of the skin (melanocytes) have essentially "burned out," occurs as a result of sun.
I HAVE A WHITE PATCH OF VITILIGO ON MY CHIN AND UNDER MY EYEBROW. CAN THIS TREATMENT CONCEAL THEM ?
Only if the vitiligo and spot location have not moved or changed for 10 years. In some cases with vitiligo, the white patches may migrate and shift location.
I HAVE WHITE SPOTS ON MY FACE FROM ACNE SCARS. HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER THE TREATMENT?
After the treatment your face may appear red, but this can easily be concealed with a tinted sun protectant or moisturizer.