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Camouflage for patients with vitiligo

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Source : Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Volume 78, Number 1, p.8-16 (2012)

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Keywords : camouflage cosmetic, cost effectiveness analysis, emulsion, esthetic surgery, human, indigo carmine, iron oxide, Nanotechnology, patient satisfaction, permanganate potassium, pigmentation, preoperative period, quality of life, review, self esteem, social stigma, vitiligo

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Dermatology

Year : 2012

Abstract : Vitiligo is known to be associated with social stigma and a decreased quality of life, especially when lesions are located over the face. While there are numerous treatment options for vitiligo, most of these need a long time to produce good cosmetic results. Camouflaging the skin lesions can be a useful option in such patients. The proper use of camouflage has been shown to improve the quality of life in patients with vitiligo. In this article, we discuss the different camouflage options available in vitiligo - products and techniques with their relative advantages and disadvantages.

Cite this Research Publication : Fa Kaliyadan and Kumar, Ab, “Camouflage for patients with vitiligo”, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, vol. 78, pp. 8-16, 2012.

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