Many have heard that some forms of vitiligo can be treated with surgical approaches, like skin or cellular grafts. The idea is that the top skin layer of the white spots is removed, and healthy pigment cells (melanocytes) from another part of the body are transplanted there. After a few months, the transplanted melanocytes start working to make pigment, which deposits in the surrounding skin and the white spots disappear. This can be a very effective treatment for patients, and many times the standard vitiligo treatments are no longer needed.
TYPES OF VITILIGO SURGERY
There are a number of ways to transplant healthy melanocytes in patients with stable vitiligo, including:
- Punch grafts (small plugs of skin are transplanted to holes created in the white spots)
- Split thickness skin grafts (larger pieces of skin are transplanted to white spots where the skin has been removed)
- Blister grafts (blister roofs from normal skin are transplanted to white spots where other blister roofs were removed)
- Cellular grafts (melanocytes and other skin cells from normal skin are transplanted to white spots where the top layer has been removed by dermabrasion or laser treatment)
Make an Appointment
For appointment or any question contact us to make an appointment with Surat leading dermatologist Dr Mahendra Vaghasiya. Equipped with many years of experience in treating patients with VITILIGO SURGERY, he will evaluate your condition and discuss the treatment options with you. You may also send an email by filling Enquiry form at https://shrihariskin.com/contact and our team will respond to your questions or appointment request as soon as possible.