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What is Vitiligo ?

Vitiligo is also known as 'Leucoderma' in India, it is considered as a social stigma. Vitiligo is appearance of single or multiple depigmented patches on any part of the body. These patches gradually increase in size & cause lot of psychological stress in the patient. It is an auto-immune condition and may have a genetic predisposition.

The cause is typically unknown. It is believed to be due to genetic susceptibility that is triggered by an environmental factor such that an autoimmune disease occurs. This results in the destruction of skin pigment cells. Risk factors include a family history of the condition or other autoimmune diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, alopecia areata, and pernicious anemia. It is not contagious.

Vitiligo is classified into two main types: segmental and non-segmental. Most cases are non-segmental, meaning they affect both sides; and these cases typically get worse with time. About 10% of cases are segmental, meaning they mostly involve one side of the body and these cases do not typically worsen with time. Diagnosis can be confirmed by tissue biopsy.

Treatment of vitiligo usually takes a long time. Medical treatment helps arrest the spread of depigmentation and in some cases, may bring back the pigmentation. In majority of cases LASER / LIGHT THERAPY is helpful in treating vitiligo, in getting repigmentation. However, repigmentation in cases of stable vitiligo can be achieved by various dermatosurgical techniques.

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.

Skin world is the largest clinic to treat vitiligo with its latest lasers. the first solid state excimer laser in the world - pallas excimer laser was recently launched at skinworld. We also have another us-fda approved excimer laser by alma to assist us in treating vitiligo efficently.

Skin world clinic is one of the most advanced vitiligo treatment centres in maharashtra and has treated patients from all over the country . skin world has created its own protocol for treating and managing vitiligo.

We usually combine or treat solo with the help of oral medications , topical medications , lasers and surgery.we have also developed of treatment of hair root grafting in the vitiligo patches which are resistant to colour development and have achieved excellent re pigmentation.

This paper has been published nationally and internationally by dr.rohan anand and has been spoken and talked about globally. we also do mini punch grafting and skin grafting procedures as well. all vitiligo patients can undergo the treatment. it is one of our most sought after treatments with innumerable satisfied patients.

Our dermatologists can guide you with the best treatment possible for you depending on your skin type vitiligo patches.

You can be rest assured that you are at the most advanced and trusted skin clinic in pune which follows strict protocols and authentic treatments only needed by you individually.

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