A particular phenomenon linked to Vitiligo is that of skin intraconductivity. This means that the skin acts as a conductor in the treatment. Consequently, the light beam does not act only on the irradiated area. But it also extends its action to other areas of the body.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a dermatosis, which is a chronic skin disease. It causes the total lack of skin coloring in the affected areas. In fact it is characterized by the appearance of white spots.
Furthermore, Vitiligo can arise on any type of skin.
Vitiligo often appears between the ages of 20 and 40. But it can also affect children.
It appears as painless, benign and non-contagious. However, it can cause problems for the affected person. In fact, the spots often appear on the face and hands.
What to do in case of Vitiligo?
Its origin is unknown. Furthermore, it is not known what the triggers are. But it more easily attacks members of the same family.
Those suffering from vitiligo must protect themselves from the sun with specific products. In fact, more types of radiation are present in the sun’s rays. They can be harmful to the skin affected by the white patches.
In addition, the areas of normal pigmented skin, that is, rich in melanin, when tanning, bring out the whitish areas. In fact, the latter do not darken in the simple sun. But they get burned easily.
With selective targeted micro-phototherapy, the activity of melanocytes is stimulated, which gradually resume producing melanin and darkening the whitish patch. The small injections of light, which are just 2-3 mm in diameter, are performed in succession for a few seconds each.
Each session ranges from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 45 minutes in duration.
After irradiation, a slight erythema appears in the area, followed by the production of melanin and the darkening of the treated skin.
The treatment is performed in several cycles spaced at least a couple of weeks.
Vitiligo and the phenomenon of skin intraconductivity.
A particular phenomenon is what medical specialists call “cutaneous intraconductivity“. That is, the skin acts as a conductor of the treatment.
By doing so, the light beam does not react only on the irradiated area. But it also acts on the neighboring areas.
As a result, the treatment causes a consensual pigment response. That is also the repigmetation of untreated patches of vitiligo.
Medicines are not required. But only the use of a post-treatment moisturizer.