Vitiligo/Leucoderma Treatment White Patches on the skin! What to do?

Melanin is a pigment that gives each of us the skin or hair color. This melanin protects the skin from harmful conditions like extreme conditions like sunburns that may affect the deeper layers of the skin. Africans are known to have a higher level or melanin and that is why their skins appear to be darker than other individuals from other continents.

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is simply a skin condition where some parts of the skin are filled with white patches. Almost 6 million individuals in America are affected by Vitiligo

The condition has no age limit, therefore, it can occur in both the males and females at any age.

Also termed as an abnormal skin pigmentation, the skin issue is believed to run in families

Vitiligo also affects different areas of the skin, including the elbows, hands, fingers, face, neck and the feet, and it takes any shape

Types of Vitiligo

There are mainly two types of Vitiligo which are;

Segmental Vitiligo
This type of Vitiligo affects the regions associated with the posterior root of spinal nerve and it spreads swiftly
It is common in young individuals with irregular patches. If caught in time, it can be effectively treated

Non Segmental Vitiligo
It is symmetrical and can attack the whole body. It is divided into the following;

  • Generalized Vitiligo
  • Universal Vitiligo
  • Acrofacial Vitiligo
  • Mucosal Vitiligo

Non-segmental Vitiligo doesn’t spread quickly, but attacks both particular regions of the body. For example; if it attacks the right hand, it will also attack the left hand.

Possible Causes of Vitiligo

The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, but experts believe that white patches occur when the Melanocytes cells that form the melanin pigment get damaged or affected negatively. Possible causes of Vitiligo are;

Autoimmune Disorders
Cases where one’s defense system is poor or low, Vitiligo may occur due to the fact that the body can’t protect its self

Researchers have observed that those who mostly suffer from vitiligo have such cases in their families

Chemical Exposure
Dangerous chemicals may destroy the melanocytes cells, causing white patch formation

Other possible conditions for White patches include;

  • Anemia
  • Nerve Damage
  • Alopecia among others

Vitiligo Treatment in India

Various treatments are available to correct the skin condition, but their efficacy and results are unpredictable most especially depending on the extent of Vitiligo.

Apart from simple medications, Vitiligo surgery is an effective Vitiligo treatment. The different forms of surgery include;

Melanocyte Transplantation
Melanocyte Transplantation is an advanced Vitiligo Surgery in Sirhind, Punjab, where skin cells are harvested from the normal skin and transplanted on the white patches. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and requires no hospitalization

Also known as tattooing, micropigmentation is an ideal solution for Vitiligo that has failed to respond to any other treatment. It requires artistry and aesthetic skills to achieve the best results

Depigmentation, and the combination of psoralen and photochemotherapy are also available non-surgical vitiligo treatments

Vitiligo Treatment Cost

Vitiligo treatment begins with diagnostic procedures and a physical examination. The extent of Vitiligo attack or the amount of white patches on the skin will determine the type of treatment. The Vitiligo Surgery Cost in India is estimated to be at RS.22.000 but may increase or reduce depending on the extent of depigmentation. We provide quality and effective vitiligo treatments using modern techniques