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Evaluation of cosmetic tattooing in localised stable vitiligo.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of dermatology
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
11
Pages
726–730
Identifiers
PMID: 12484435
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thirty patients with localised stable vitiligo were selected from the Out Patient Department for cosmetic tattooing. Of them, 19 cases (63.3%) had skin patches, 9 cases (30%) had mucosal patches, and 2 cases (6.7%) had both skin and mucosal involvement. After complete clinical evaluation, cosmetic tattooing was performed on these patients, and they were followed up for 6 months. As results, 23 cases (76.7%) had excellent color matching, 2 cases (6.7%) had good color matching, and 5 cases (16.6%) had pigment shedding. Excellent results were seen in all mucosal patches. Dark complexion cases showed better results than fair complexion ones.

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