Vitiligo is a common, chronic (long-term) skin condition that causes a loss of pigmentation in patches of the skin. People with this condition will develop pale areas that fade into white patches caused by a reduction in the amount of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color. Vitiligo is a non-catching skin condition that can affect any area of skin, but most commonly occurs on the face, neck, and hands, and in skin creases.
It affects around 1% of the population and can develop at any age, often causing distress to sufferers because of its unusual appearance. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. The extent and rate of color loss is unpredictable, and it can occur on any part of the body. Sometimes it also affects the eyes, ears, hair and the inside of the mouth. Vitiligo can sometimes cause other problems too. The pale areas of skin are more vulnerable to sunburn, so it's important to take extra care when in the sun and to use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). Vitiligo can affect a person’s self-esteem especially if it affects exposed skin areas.
Vitiligo is caused by the lack of a pigment called melanin in the skin. Special skill cells called melanocytes produce melanin. In vitiligo these cells stop working properly and so not enough melanin gets produced to maintain the normal colour of your skin and hair. It is not known exactly why these melanocyte cells disappear but there are associated conditions and risk factors for developing vitiligo.
Our vitiligo clinic is run by leading dermatologist Dr. Raj Kirit who has many years of experience in treating vitiligo patients.
Vitiligo is a genetic disorder. In the absence of gene therapy, there is no cure. Nevertheless, most patients can achieve partial or complete repigmentation of individual lesions with topical treatment and phototherapy. Oral therapy is reserved for rapidly extending vitiligo. Treatments may be directed at depigmentation of unaffected skin for patients with extensive or recalcitrant disease, where repigmentation or camouflage creams to conceal affected skin are not feasible.
Phototherapy is used as a third-line treatment for patients who fail combination topical therapy. This modality works both as an immunosuppressive and through direct stimulation of melanocyte proliferation. Phototherapy may increase the incidence of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, and the cumulative lifetime dose should be capped at 500 treatments. Repigmentation rates have been reported to be between 41.6% and 100%. The treatment is given 2-3 times a week for an average of six months for repigmentation to occur. Common side effects of phototherapy include sunburn, pruritus, desquamation, transient hyperpigmentation, blistering, and ulceration. Long-term side effects include photo-aging.
A monochromatic excimer laser (308nm) is a non-ablative laser that emits light in the UV range. This treatment yields superior results to conventional light therapy. Treatment is delivered 1-3 times a week for an initial course of 12 weeks and can be used in combination with other modalities such as topical steroids, calcipotriene, or tacrolimus.
Skin Grafting has opted for stable Vitiligo patients whose Vitiligo was not manipulated and are changed from 6 to 8 months. In this procedure, normal healthy skin will be taken as a "Donor" tissue and then grafted surgically or transplanted into the areas where the skin is affected by Vitiligo. Healthy healing of the skin or Repigmentation on the skin will be noticed and further medication or treatments will be assessed.
This is the simplest and least expensive in all the grafting procedures. Transfer of punches of skin tissues from the healthy "Donor" site is surgically transplanted into the area affected by Vitiligo, the "Recipient" site of the skin. With minor modifications and proper precautionary measures, improvement of minor complications can be eradicated under the supervision of Dermatologists.
To restore skin pigment Laser treatment is highly recommended. At Celestee Skin Hair and Laser Clinic Renowned Doctor and Expertise Surgeon, Dr. Rajkirit and his team of doctors and other medical professionals use highly safe and Effective forms of LASER to treat Vitiligo cases.
Vitiligo has generally following mentioned symptoms: -
Treatments include various therapies. It can be cured and the appearance can be improved. Medications are given to increase the immune power. The Vitiligo condition affects differently for different people and the condition of spreading also differs. At Celestee Skin Hair and Laser Clinic, Dr. Rajkirit and his team will help you to deal with this and their customized treatment plan will help you to gain confidence and treat Vitiligo. Surgeon Dr. Rajkirit has been serving people since 15 years and has done many surgeries and Treatments under his supervision with many happy patients living a happy life free from skin disorders. Highly Updated modern technology is used to treat all the services mentioned in our website.
The occurrence of Vitiligo is different for each individual. one Treatment is not the same for the other but the Dermatologists study your case, the response of repigmentation of the skin, its stability, and so on Medications.