Self-Image – The idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself. Self-Esteem – Respect or favorable image of oneself (Random House Dictionary) Self-image is how you perceive yourself. It is a number of self-impressions that have built up over time: What are your hopes and dreams? What do you think and feel? What have […]
Here we go…pigmentation is starting. When you look at the photo’s, notice the darker areas, that’s the newly pigmented spots. A few can be found in the middle of the white patches, but for the most part, the new pigmentation starts from the edges and works its way inward. I had my 7th treatment today […]
January 3rd I went in for my 5th treatment. Other than a delightful conversation with my dermatologist, nothing noteworthy occurred. But during my 6th treatment, on January 7th, she pointed out areas of re-pigmentation on my hands and elbows. Unfortunately, the area on my hands which show the new pigmentation are on the sides of […]
I must admit that taking photo’s of my XTRAC treatment results is a bit trying because I feel exposed- no pun intended. Usually, during the day I wear makeup or I apply the Vitiligo Cover Lotion to hide my imperfections, but to show you the true effects of this laser treatment all must be natural […]
The morning after Christmas I found myself sitting in a chair at the dermatologists office instead of being among the myriad of shoppers at the mall. Before the treatment began, I asked the dermatologist the question which appeared most this week on the blog…”how much do these treatments cost if your insurance won’t cover it?” […]
Friday, December 21st, was my second treatment. The whole process is so simple and painless. One really cool thing that the dermatologist showed me was when the light hits the skin, only the pigmented areas pick up the narrow band uvb rays. I could actually see a cross-sectioning of the light when she ran it along […]
In case you’re new to this site, you can visit the official Photomedex site to learn more about their XTRAC treatment for vitiligo. Today I went in for my first treatment. It was such a simple process. I sat down, the dermatologist passed a lighted wand-like instrument over the vitiligo patches on my hands, elbows, […]
I talked to Linda from the dermatologist’s office today and we set up my appointment times for treatment. Based on the M.E.D. test results, she wants me to come in twice per week. I chose Tuesday’s and Friday’s so my treatments begin tomorrow.