DermaBest® Novitil® is an advanced skin preparation for use in cases of loss of skin pigmentation (see pictures), from less severe light spots to complete skin discoloration (achromias). It is also used in processes that require a deeper tan. Vitiligo is a relatively frequent cause of skin depigmentation. Novitil is completely safe; it is non-allergenic and causes no skin irritation.
Pictures of a leg treated with Novitil® and UVB lighttherapy from May to September
Apply the gel twice a day, and rub it gently using the fingertips on the affected areas (white patches). These areas should then be exposed to direct sunlight (recommended), once a day. Start with 5 minutes of sun exposure for each treatment and increase the exposure by 5 minutes every day until reaching 30 minutes per treatment. For best results regular use is strongly recommended. Only depigmented areas need sunlight exposure. The rest of the body can be covered with clothes or a high sun block cream. Use sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Alternatively, when it is not possible to take the sun on a given day, the areas with white spots can be exposed to infrared light, from a distance of 18″ to 20″ (45 to 50 cm), for 20 minutes, after each application. However, this alternative light treatment should always be used in the context of regular sunlight exposure, as described in the preceding paragraph.
Regular use of Novitil® may be combined with an artificial source of Ultraviolet (UV) light (instead of sunlight exposure). The benefits are more complete results and shorter duration of treatment. Artificial ultraviolet light should only be used following directions from someone who is appropriately qualified, and has experience regarding its use in cases of depigmentation. UV light B (UVB) and UVA (“tanning beds” or sunlamps) are the main types of artificial UV light.
Avoid washing the skin where Novitil® was applied for at least 2 hours. Keep the product in a dry, cool place, out of direct exposure to the light.
Product presentation: Novitil® is a gel that comes in a 4 oz. (125 ml) plastic bottle.