VITILIGO SURGERY

New Vitiligo Surgical Techniques:

Skin grafting

  • Normal skin is used as donor tissue and then grafts are surgically transplanted on areas of vitiligo. The new skin grafts start producing pigment.
  • Patients who are candidates for this procedure must have stable vitiligo, or vitiligo that has not changed for at least six months.
  • This procedure can be used for patients with limited areas of vitiligo and also in those with more extensive disease.
  • Skin grafting has a high success rate – 80 to 90 percent in most patients.

 Melanocyte transplants

  • In this procedure, melanocytes and keratinocytes (the cells of the top layer of skin) are obtained surgically under local anesthesia from the patient and then grown in a culture in the lab overnight. Once grown, the cells are then placed or applied on the skin’s vitiligo patches.
  • This therapy is administered in-office and best used in areas of limited vitiligo where the vitiligo has been stable for at least six months.
  • Melanocyte transplants have a very high success rate of 95 percent.

 

Our center is having advanced O.T to operate patient in the guidance of fine surgeons.