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Vitiligo

Vitiligo
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An autoimmune disease; Vitiligo is characterized by white de-pigmented patches of skin which are a result of melanocyte malfunction.

At Divine Proportions, we understand that Vitiligo can be a source of low self-esteem and even frustration. Regain your confidence with the help of our qualified surgeons who can reduce visibility of the white patches.

We provide the following treatments for Vitiligo:

 

Melanocyte transplants as well as suction blister grafting procedures are performed under local anesthesia and are outpatient procedures.

  • Melanocyte transplantation procedure involves harvesting melanocytes from healthy areas of the skin which are then grown in a special cell culture solution. The multiplied melanocytes are transplanted to the damaged area of skin.
  • In Suction Blister grafting procedure, heat, suction, or freezing cold are utilized to create blisters on the pigmented area of skin. The roofs of these blisters are cut out and transplanted to the de-pigmented area of skin.
  • Both Melanocyte transplantation and suction blister grafting procedures are outpatient procedures. And you can return to work the very next day.
  • You can observe pigmentation within 3 to 4 months and the final results within 5-6 months.
  • Do not get the bandage wet.

Your Vitiligo should be in a stable condition for you to be a suitable candidate for Melanocyte transplantation or Suction blister grafting.

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Frequently Asked questions

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease caused when melanocytes mal-function or die thereby resulting in white patches on the skin.

What is the treatment for Vitiligo?

At Divine proportion we offer surgical re-pigmentation procedures; Melanocyte transplantation and Suction blister grafting.

How long do I have to be in the hospital?

You will need to stay for a couple of hours.

When can I get back to work after the surgery?

The very next day.

What is the result of the surgery?

You can expect the white patches to regain pigmentation.

Will I have scars due to the surgery?

Suction blister grafting procedure may rarely result in scarring however there is no scarring in Melanocyte transplantation.

What are the expected risks?

As with any surgical procedure there may be a risk of infection

How much does the surgery cost?

You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining the extent of Vitiligo.

How long does the surgery take?

Surgery takes about an hour.