Vitiligo is translated by achromic marks disseminated at preferential sites (rear face of the elbows, front face of the knees, periphery of the lips or zone of friction).
These marks are due to the absence of melanic pigment at the level of the basal layer of the epidermis. Three etiological hypotheses are put forward to explain the disappearance of the melanocytes: genetic factors (30% of the cases), immunological factors (associated with auto-immune disorders) or nervous factors (psychological shock, stress).
Other types of hypomelanoses may appear further to external aggressions of physical type (heat burns) or chemical type (phenol, local corticoids, or mycosis
Melon acts as a regulator for skin pigmentation. Especially indicated for the topic treatment of skin with vitiligo.
Contributes in re-establishing normal melanin levels in melanocytes (cells in charge of manufacturing skin pigment or melanin), particularly in those situations where these levels can be compromised.
The active ingredients in Melon perform an antioxidative action and are able to inhibit the production of free radicals at epidermis cell level (melanocytes and keratocytes), therefore protecting the epidermis from cellular death.
Apply twice a day on the affected area, as well as on the contour of the lesions.