What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo or the ‘white spot’ is not a medical disorder, yet has been frustrating 1-3% of the population. It is characterized by areas of hypo or de-pigmentation on the skin surface due to destruction or loss of melanocytes. These are areas where the normal pigmentation of skin is missing or deficient. These spots can be many or few; they may be tiny or cover the body. While it is not a serious or life-threatening disorder, it has an impact on the social and psychological well-being of the people affected.

It can be localized or generalized, stable or spreading, have childhood or adult onset.

What are the treatment options?

Treatment options include phototherapies (UVA and UVB), 308nm excimer light and laser, Immuno therapies and surgery. Skin City is the largest Vitiligo treatment center and has treated thousands of patients. Skin City has invented a new technique of Vitiligo mini skin grafting called ‘Cyanoacrylate lamination technique’. This research was selected to be presented at an international conference of ASDS (American Society of Dermatology and Surgeons), Washington in 2011.

Who can undergo the treatment?

All Vitiligo patients can undergo the treatment. However, patients with facial, neck, arm and trunk patches are ideal candidates for this treatment. Patients with old age, uncontrolled diabetes and those with involvement of more than 60% of the body surface are discouraged from treatments.

Which Treatment is ideal?

No one treatment is ideal. Each individual treatment has its own benefits and disadvantages. The ideal treatment is a combination of different modalities. This combination therapy is customized depending upon the age, duration, type of Vitiligo, area and extent of the disease.

Is the treatment permanent?

No treatment is necessarily permanent. Depending on the prognosis, the remission period may vary. De-pigmentation of the treated area may not occur for a long period of time or in some cases the treatment is even permanent.

SkinCity is the largest clinic to treat vitiligo with latest lasers. The first Excimer laser XTRAC and the Excimer light VTRAC were launched at SkinCity 9 years ago. SkinCity is an authorized training center for the training of doctors on Vitiligo laser treatment. (link to photomedexindia website vtracnow.in).