What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of skin to lose colour. It presents as depigmented (white) patches. Exposed on body sites such as face, elbows, knees, hands and feet which are often involved resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. Vitiligo is usually treated with creams and tablets or by phototherapy, but it may fail to improve or clear with these treatments, so Surgical treatment options can be considered in patients with stable vitiligo.
The goal of vitiligo surgery is to achieve complete repigmentation that cosmetically matches the surrounding normal skin.
Appropriate patient selection is vital in ensuring the best outcome as not all patients or vitiliginous skin sites are suitable for surgery. Prior to surgery the following patient factors should be considered:
• The age of the patient
• Patient expectations
• Disease stability
• Size and location of the vitiligo patch
• The proposed method of surgery
• The proposed donor site
All Procedures at Assure are performed by Well Trained and Certified Doctors so there is no risk of side effects with safe methods.