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Vitiligo Surgery

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes the skin to lose its color. Smooth white areas appear on a person’s skin. If you have vitiligo in a place that has hair, the hair on your body may also turn white. It occurs in about 1% or slightly more of the population throughout the world. It affects all races and genders equally; however, it is more visible in people with darker skin.

Vitiligo usually begins with a few small white patches that may gradually spread over the body over the course of several months. Vitiligo typically begins on the hands, forearms, feet, and face but can develop on any part of the body, including the mucous membranes (moist lining of the mouth, nose, genital, and rectal areas), the eyes and inner ears.

The condition occurs when melanocytes (the skin cells that produce melanin, the chemical that gives skin its color, or pigmentation) are destroyed by the body’s immune system.

Surgical Treatment

We provide surgical treatments with a very high success rate to patients with stable vitiligo. That means, no new spot developed or change in the size of the existing ones in the last one year.

  • Autologous Melanocyte Transplant: It is the most advanced and just the best vitiligo treatment. During a melanocyte transplantation, a sample of your unaffected pigmented skin is taken out and melanocytes present in thin skin is separated and then, they are transplanted to the vitiligo affected area. This technique has more than 80% chances of repigmentation and expansion ratio is 1:10.
  • Hair Transplantation: Hair Transplant surgery is also an effective method to treat stable vitiligo. Since the hair follicles are good reservoirs of melanocytes, the hair follicles are transplanted to the area to be treated. The melanocytes present in the hair follicles spread to the surrounding area and repigment the skin.
  • Suction Blister grafting: In this treatment for white skin spots, blisters are created on the patient’s pigmented skin using suction. The tops of the blisters are taken out and transplanted to the vitiligo affected area. This method is also effective to cure vitiligo, as it leaves minimal scarring in the recipient or donor site.
  • Micropigmentation (Tattooing): This technique involves implantation of minute, metabolically inert pigment particles under the vitiligo affected skin so as to make its color closely resembling to that of the surrounding skin.

The results vary from patient to patient. In some cases, the response to vitiligo treatments is immediate, while in the other cases, the considerable results are seen after a few months. Likewise, the repigmentation at non-hair bearing region like finger tips and ankles is a little slower than that in case of other body areas. For the best vitiligo treatment in Kathmandu, visit us!