Vitiligo treatment by Candice Watson and Exclusive Aesthetic
Using the process of micropigmentation, we add pigment to areas of Vitiligo, so it looks like the surrounding skin. By mixing several skin tones, we achieve a very natural look.
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We feel micropigmentation is the best solution for vitiligo sufferers. Our solution is to implant bespoke pigment colours to the area of vitiligo to blend the look to the surrounding skin. This process is often called Skin Camouflage.
Skin Camouflage and Medical Micropigmentation is more widely known and recognised by doctors and medical facilities. Micropigmentation is currently one of the best treatments available for Vitiligo sufferers.
Micropigmentation stays in the skin for 2 to 3 years, and if you choose a specialist correctly, the skin tone match can be very close to the skin surrounding the affected area.
Before proceeding with micropigmentation to conceal Vitiligo, you MUST have a Skin Tone Patch Test. During this test, we will mix several pigment shades to match your skin tone and apply to a test area of skin. We then wait approx 4 to 8 weeks for the patch test results where we can see how the pigment holds in the skin. We then choose the best colours (each mixed individually for your skin tone), and the treatment course can begin. On average, and as a guide, we usually perform 2 to 4 treatment sessions per area (depending on how your skin accepts the pigment).
Pigments and matching skin tones
For skin camouflage procedures, we mix bespoke pigment colours tailored to each clients skin tone. The skin is not one colour, so we mix several colours and apply a series of dots to mimic the natural look of the skin. We adopt the latest skin camouflage techniques and have 30+ years of experience at mixing colours to match skin tones.
Patients suffering from Vitiligo should be aware we achieve the best results when the area surrounding the treatment area is as natural in colour as possible, i.e. on the skin with no suntan. The patch test is also best applied to natural skin.
Tanned skin changes colour depending on exposure to the sun; however, micropigmentation pigments and scar camouflage pigments do not change colour, they fade over time as they are expelled from the skin over 2 to 3 years.
It is our goal to achieve perfect results and match the area affected by vitiligo to the natural skin colour. Following the treatment, the treated area will not tan, so it is vital to minimise the exposure to the sun, especially if the treated area is in a prominent position.
Micropigmentation for Vitiligo is NOT the same as the process used for Semi Permanent Makeup because several varying coloured pigments are applied to match the varying colours in the skin. When choosing a specialist for treatment of vitiligo, please ensure you select a professional trained in this field.
The aftercare procedure for this treatment plays a big part in its success. Avoiding the sun and any chlorinated water for at least four weeks is essential. Also, avoid heat or steam treatments for the first five days after each treatment session. The extended protection of skin to sunlight should also be adhered to because this in itself can cause Vitiligo in the skin.
We only use the best micropigmentation machines, needles and pigments to ensure the best results.
Skin Patch Test
We always perform a Skin Patch Test to determine the pigment colours to use to match your skin colour and tone.
What is Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a skin disorder caused by a lack of skin pigment called Melanin. Melanin is what is produced by the skin cells to provide your skin with its colour. When vitiligo occurs, the body produces white patches in areas either small or large, and this can spread throughout the body and can also shift from one area to another. It is not entirely clear why this happens. There are several different types of vitiligo, ranging from Autoimmune Conditions to Segmental Vitiligo (caused by chemicals released from nerve endings to the skin). About 20% of vitiligo can be congenital (passed down from a family member). Various conditions can trigger vitiligo, such as:
- Stressful events (even childbirth)
- Damage to the skin through cuts burns or severe sunburn
- Exposure to certain chemicals.
- Please note: Vitiligo cannot pass from one person to another, i.e. it is not infectious.
Possible other treatments
When first diagnosed with vitiligo, your GP may recommend a variety of treatments, none of which can be guaranteed to work or solve the problem. These treatments may include:
- Sun safety advice
- Topical cortisone steroids
- Camouflage make up creams (stay for 24 hours and are waterproof)
- Phototherapy (light treatment)
- Skin grafts
- Vitamin D treatment
- Complimentary therapies
One of the Middle East’s Leading Medical Micropigmentation Experts
Candice Watson is one of the most established and trusted medical micropigmentation experts in Dubai with a happy client list spanning the entire Middle East.
30+ Years Experience
Candice Watson has over 30 years of experience performing micropigmentation procedures to the highest industry standards.
Candice has won numerous awards for her medical micropigmentation treatments throughout her career and continues to be a world leader in all aspects of micropigmentation.
- International Health and Beauty Certification
- Dawn Cragg MBE Teaching and CPD Certification
- John Hashy Masters Diploma
- Finishing Touches Medical Micropigmentation Master Class
- Moshe Allul Diploma for HFS Scalp Micropigmentation
- LCN Germany SPMU Diploma
- Tunde Mehn Advanced Skills Diploma
- Licensed to Practice in Dubai Healthcare City
Fellowships & Memberships
- SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals)
- IHBC (International Health and Beauty Council)
- BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapist and Cosmetologists)
Fully licensed to train and practice
Licensed to perform treatments and offer training courses in Dubai, UK and internationally.
Looking for a training course?
Candice Watson now offers micropigmentation training courses at various locations in the UK, Dubai and the Middle East. See our range of micropigmentation training courses HERE.
Multiple Awards Winner
We are proud to announce Exclusive Aesthetic are UAE Business Award winners for two consecutive years.
Our UAE awards include Best Specialist, Best Trainers and Best Scalp.
I had an area of vitiligo on my hand. Candice performed a patch test and then added pigment to the area, and now my vitiligo is blended to the surrounding skin.
Candice has many years of experience performing micropigmentation for vitiligo. I would not go anywhere else!
Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.
Training is provided through our sister company Exclusive Aesthetics Technical and Occupational Skills Training at various locations in Dubai and around the Middle East.
Dubai appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For UK Harley Street appointments please contact us.
All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and conform to the highest medical standards.