What kinds of achromia can be corrected?
Not temporary achromia (such as a fungal infection on the back), but only permanent achromia caused by the destruction of melanocytes (melanin-producing cells), traumatic destruction (scars, burns) or autoimmune disease (stable vitiligo).
The Pro’s recommendation:
- Confirm that the achromia is permanent,
- Start by correcting achromia on a person of colour: there is enough of a difference that small colour imperfections in the results will be easily forgiven and the patient will be happy,
- Start with a test in a less-visible location,
- Determine the expected number of sessions so you can inform the patient and calculate the price
Practice the dotting, glazing and shading techniques on artificial skin or easy cases before attempting to correct white spots on a blond Scandinavian!
Correction of a knee achromia
Correction of vitiligo of the lip
Correction of vitiligo of the face
Correction of achromia of the lower lip (and permanent natural makeup on the upper lip)