XTRAC treatment #2
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 the border areas of the white patches. The great thing about this technology is that your already pigmented areas will not become darker due to exposure to the nbuvb ray. Too cool!
My new camera is giving me problems, so until i figure out how to use it properly, I will just describe today’s results.
The white area on my forehead is now a healthy pink hue. I like this because even though the color doesn’t match my skin tone yet, it blends in much better than the white patches.
My elbows, for whatever reason, seem to be a bit more sensitive so they turned dark pink. The area was a bit tender, but I was given a cream which I put on right after the treatment and it was back to normal.
My hands and wrists are showing just a little bit of pink. The skin is thin in this area, so it’s going to take a little longer for the pigment to show.
I keep mentioning the pink areas because the first step in the repigmenting process is the showing of pink on the vitiligo effected areas.