Vitiligo Surgery

Vitiligo Surgery

Struggling to get away with white spots after many medications? Vitiligo treatment at Sakhiya Skin Clinic seeks to restore colour to white regions of the skin. Various procedures, such as surgery and topical lotions, aid in repigmenting the skin and making it appear more even. Consult our dermatologist to determine the best treatment choice for you and recover trust in your skin.

Description And Symptoms
Effects/ Causes

All types of surgical treatment for vitiligo aim to transfer melanocytes (pigment producing cells) from normal skin (donor site) to the skin affected by vitiligo.

One of the surgeries is Punch Grafting and the most common surgical technique used. Bit of skin from the donor site of about 2mm are punched out. The donor site is mostly thigh or buttocks. The punched out skin is then placed on vitiligo affected skin.

Surgery is only performed on patients with stable diseases i.e. it hasn’t progressed over a period of 6-12 months.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes white spots on the skin due to the loss of pigment-producing melanocytes. While vitiligo has no direct health hazards, its visible form can have a significant impact on self-esteem and quality of life. Vitiligo surgery offers hope by restoring lost pigment and assisting patients in regaining confidence in their looks.

Vitiligo surgery includes a variety of treatments aimed at re-pigmenting the condition’s white spots. These surgical procedures include introducing melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) to affected areas, therefore reactivating the body’s natural pigment manufacturing process. Vitiligo surgery is a specialised and extremely successful method of treating this complex ailment.

The appearance of white patches on the skin is the defining symptom. The size and form of these patches may vary.

Vitiligo commonly affects both sides of the body symmetrically, however, this can vary.

Vitiligo is often painless and does not cause itching or discomfort.

What do dermatologists do to cure vitiligo?
When treating vitiligo, Sakhiya Skin Clinic board-certified dermatologists develop a treatment strategy that includes the following objectives:

Restore the colour of your skin.

Stop the patches and spots from spreading.

Prevent the appearance of new spots.

A dermatologist considers what is best for each patient before developing a treatment plan. To do so, your dermatologist takes into account your age, overall health, and the impact the condition has on your life. The type of vitiligo, where it occurs on the body, and how it progresses are all crucial considerations.

Surgical Treatments For Vitiligo at Sakhiya Skin Clinic
  • Skin Grafting
  • Blister Grafting
  • Cellular Suspension Transplant
Other treatments –
  • Light therapy
  • Combining psoralen and light therapy
  • Removing the remaining colour (depigmentation).

What causes Vitiligo?

Factors that may contribute to Vitiligo:

Autoimmune Disorders: Melanocytes can be attacked and destroyed by an overactive immune system.

Genetics: A family history of vitiligo might increase the likelihood of getting it.

Environmental Triggers: Certain chemicals, stress, or skin traumas might cause vitiligo in those who are prone to it.

Is vitiligo surgery a cure for vitiligo?

Vitiligo surgery is not a cure, but it can significantly improve the appearance by repigmenting white patches. Long-term results vary.

What types of vitiligo are suitable for surgery?

Surgery is most effective for segmental or localized vitiligo, but it can benefit some cases of generalized vitiligo.

Are the results of vitiligo surgery permanent?

The duration of repigmentation varies. Some have long-lasting results, while others may require touch-up procedures.

What is the recovery time after vitiligo surgery?

Recovery time depends on the procedure and individual healing. It may take weeks to months for noticeable improvement.

Are there risks or side effects with vitiligo surgery?

Like any surgery, there are potential risks and side effects, including scarring, infection, or colour mismatch. Your dermatologist will discuss these.

What are the precautions post-treatment?

Here are some suggested post-treatment care- Sun Protection Follow Post-Operative Care Be gentle with treated areas Stay Hydrated and Eat Well Prevent skin dryness and itching. Follow-Up Appointments Manage Stress



*Result may vary person to person.