What does Intradermal Pigmentation mean?
In an effort to bring a less barbaric term to the table, someone created Intradermal Pigmentation... it means: Tattoo. We are proud to carry on the ancient art by its given name; no need for renaming the basics. For pigment to stay in the skin, in must be pushed to the first living layer of the dermis; i.e. TATTOO
Does it hurt?
Yes... However, no one has ever left our studio before the work was done. Besides, women are way better with pain than men. Just make sure it isn't two days during or into your menstrual cycle.
What Is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells which make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues which line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair, growing in areas affected by vitiligo usually turns white.
The cause of vitiligo is not known, but doctors and researchers have several different theories. One theory is, people develop antibodies which destroy the melanocytes in their own bodies. Another theory is, melanocytes destroy themselves. Finally, some people have reported how a single event, such as sunburn or emotional distress, triggered vitiligo. However, these events have not been scientifically proven to cause vitiligo.
Who Is Affected by Vitiligo?
About 1 to 2 percent of the world's population, or 40 to 50 million people, have vitiligo. In the United States, 2 to 5 million people have the disorder. Ninety-five percent of people who have vitiligo develop it before their 40th birthday. The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally.
What is Alopecia Areata?
Another fancy word... means: Hair Loss. Alopecia Areata is also known as an autoimmune disease.
To date, nobody knows why, but your immune system has begun attacking your hair as if it were a germ. As a result, the hair follicles are weakened and you lose your hair. With Alopecia Areata, the hair can come out in patches of all sizes of men, women and children of any age. The only predictor is sometimes heredity can play a part. You may want to consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis of alopecia before you seek treatment options.
What can cause Alopecia Areata?
Not you... Alopecia Areata is not your fault. The myths about nerves causing your hair loss are wrong! Consider treatment before coming to see us, however, the medical establishment will tell you no treatment is a complete cure.