For a treatment with dermatography or keratography, doctors and medical specialists can refer to one of the treatment centers in The Netherlands and abroad. The general indication is that there is a disturbing color-structure and differ from the skin compared to normal skin. Dermatography or keratography may also be indicated if other methods do not prove to be effective
corneal injury (leucoma cornea)
After surgery, patients with cancer in the face, neck area or chest often get a reconstruction at the specific location by using skin grafts. However, after this treatment, the transplanted skin portion is frequently colored very different from that of the surrounding skin. Thereby, after radiotherapy we regularly see disturbing red discolorations (so called teleangiectasiën) that look like wine stains.
graft after burns
neck-throat tumor after surgery and radiation
graft after tumor in the jaw
graft neck after burning
wine stain (naevus flammeus)
graft after wine stain
After breast reconstruction the shape of the nipple and areola can be applied quite true-to-nature.
reconstruction after breast cancer
burned breast (nipple not there)
Other applications of dermatography include coloring burns permanently, birthmarks, rosacea, vitiligo, depigmentation, hyperpigmentation, discoloration in the face after laser treatments, scars after cleft palate, cranio-surgical operations, pseudo-hair and partly hair loss (alopecia).
scar after cranio-surgery
scars after tumor throat and neck surgery
graft: right side after treatment, middle untreated, left immediately after treatment
cleft lip (schisis duplex)
cleft lip (schisis duplex) with missing hair
partial eyebrow hair loss (alopecia)
depigmentation after laser treatment
depigmentation and burns after laser treatment
hyperpigmentation laser treatment
hyperpigmentation after wrong treatment with drugs
vitiligo around nipple
vitiligo with coloreds
Scars that arose as a result of accidents or after surgical operations, can be made almost virtually invisible. Hypertrophic scars after treatment with dermatography / Kenacort are smoother and flatter (intracicatricial keloïdectomy).
hypertrophic scars after surgery
In the field of therapy the treatment of therapy-resistant warts using cytostatic drugs (eg bleomycin) and Cignolin has been very successful. Also other applications of the dosed insertion of drugs using dermatography treatments are possible. The sub-specialty dermatography / keratography is still evolving. Annually, there are new indications for these kind of treatments.