Indications dermatography/keratography

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

vitiligo genitals

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.

therapy-resistant warts - before treatment

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