Microneedling for vitiligo is a dermatological procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin affected by vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by the loss of pigmentation, resulting in white patches on the skin. Microneedling is employed as a therapeutic technique to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and encourage repigmentation in the affected areas.
During a microneedling session, a specialized device equipped with tiny needles is gently rolled or stamped over the affected skin. The needles create microchannels or tiny punctures in the skin’s surface.
The micro-injuries caused by the needles trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process involves the production of collagen, a structural protein that plays a crucial role in skin health. Additionally, microneedling aims to stimulate melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing pigment (melanin) in the skin.
In some cases, dermatologists may apply topical medications or pigment-stimulating agents during or after microneedling. The microchannels created by the needles facilitate better absorption of these substances into the skin, enhancing their effectiveness.
The controlled injuries induced by microneedling may help promote the migration of melanocytes to the depigmented areas. This can contribute to the repigmentation of the skin, reducing the contrast between the white patches and the surrounding pigmented skin.
Microneedling for vitiligo is often performed in multiple sessions spaced over several weeks or months. The number of sessions required can vary based on the severity of the vitiligo and the individual’s response to the treatment.
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