Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH) – Chest

Cosmetic Make-Up Available in my office

Free colour-match consultations

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH):

  • Appears as bright, white 2 mm to 6 mm spots in sun exposed areas
  • Literally means “white raindrops of unknown cause”
  • Is thought to be due to the death of skin pigment cells from excess sun exposure over several decades
  • Is not contagious
  • Is not the same as vitiligo
  • Very rarely affects the face
  • Is not a fungus
  • Is not due to diet
  • Is not skin cancer and does not develop into skin cancer

Treatment:

  • There is no effective treatment
  • Use of sunscreen may slow the development of new lesions
  • There have been reports of topical vitamin A acid cream being used as treatment, but results are usually disappointing
  • Cosmetic cover-up products may help to make the lesions less visible

Which aesthetic products can be used to cover Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis?

  • Mineral Make-Up and Colour Match Consultations for:
    • Sheer to Flawless coverage foundation (cream, liquid and powder)
    • Eye shadows
    • Eye liners
    • Lip sticks
    • Lip glosses
    • Blushes
    • Bronzers
    • Professional make-up tools (natural bristle brushes, lash curlers)

Do I need to get a doctor’s referral to set up an appointment with one of the aestheticians for a free colour match consultation?

  • No, a referral is not necessary
  • You can phone the aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians
  • Please note that if you wish to see Dr. Vignjevic to discuss medical treatment options (prescriptions), a referral from your doctor is required

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the products above are available in my office

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the blue text links above
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians