Dermatography: a method for permanent repigmentation of achromic burn scars

E. M. van der Velden, A. M. Baruchin, D. Jairath, C. A.M. Oostrom, O. E. Ijsselmuiden

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Dermatography, a refined elaborate tattooing technique, has been used successfully in 52 patients suffering from postburn depigmentation. Materials and methods are simple and safe. Over a 5-year follow-up no adverse reactions or complications were noticed. The cosmetic results were very statisfactory both to the surgeons and to the patients. Dermatography is suggested as an alternative for treating localized achromasia, particularly when other medical therapeutic attempts have failed in repigmenting this often disfiguring condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-307
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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