Vitiligo Surgery

Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of skin to lose colour. It presents as depigmented (white) patches. Exposed body sites, such as the face, elbows, knees, hands and feet, are often involved, resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. The goal of vitiligo surgery is to achieve complete repigmentation that cosmetically matches the surrounding normal skin. Consult Dr. Sunil Trivedi to Treat Vitiligo Safely, Scientifically And Naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Vitiligo? What causes Vitiligo?

  • Vitiligo are depigmentary disorders in which irregular, white patches appear on different parts of the body, because melanocytes (the cells which form melanin pigment) in the skin are destroyed or stop functioning. It has more striking and disfiguring effects especially on individuals with ethnic (like Indians or Asians) or dark skin types.
  • The exact cause of vitiligo is still unknown and it can be associated with autoimmune, neural, genetic, oxidative stress or viral causes.

2. What types of Vitiligo patches are treatable?

The patches which are stable and not spreading for past 3 months are treatable. Even the large areas of white patches can be treated at all body parts including delicate areas like upper eyelids, under arms and groins.

3. Do you need anaesthesia for this surgery?

Yes, the procedure is done under local anaesthesia.

4. How long does this treatment take? When do the results start showing up?

  • The duration of the surgery depends upon the size of area being treated. Usually it takes 2-3 hours. The dressing is removed after 14 days.
  • The earliest pigmentation starts within 2 weeks of surgery and the significant repigmentation is noticed in 2 to 3 months.

5. Any dietary restrictions?

No, dietary restrictions are required for this treatment. Infact, you are advised to stay on high protein, nutritious diet for better healing.

6. Any side effects of this Vitiligo surgical treatment?

Laser assisted PRP enriched epidermal suspension transplant is a very safe and effective treatment for stable Vitiligo. It has no significant side effects, provided it is done by fully trained and expert Dermatologist taking strict aseptic precautions.