Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes some areas of the skin to lose its colour, appearing to be depigmented patches. Common body sites including face, elbows, knees, hands and feet, resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. Vitiligo is usually treated with creams and medications, or by phototherapy. When Vitiligo fails to improve with these treatments, skin graft surgery will be considered for patients with stable vitiligo.

    Types of surgery performed:

  • Suction blister grafting

    Good cosmetic results can be achieved with suction blister grafting, with minimal scarring on either the donor site or the recipient site. This method is generally safe with good success rates.

  • Autologous melanocytic transplant

    The pigment cells (melanocytes) of the patient are extracted from a part of body not affected by vitiligo. These cells are then cultured in an artificial medium. The cultured melanocytes are then deposited over the vitiligo patch.

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