Care Well Medical Center offers the best cost for Vitiligo Treatment in Delhi or Vitiligo Surgery in Delhi, India and in fact offers the latest treatment with best and proven results. Vitiligo treatment is performed by an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Sandeep Bhasin.
Regain Flawless Skin and Confidence Back with Latest Advancements in Treatment of Vitiligo.
Don’t Despair, we are Here to Offer an Empathetic and Professional Support.
Hi, I am Dr Sandeep Bhasin a Cosmetic Surgeon trained in Vitiligo Surgeries. I have been treating Vitiligo for last 10 years. I will speak my heart out to share common question that my Clients have regarding Vitiligo. These are based on my practical years of experience.
So lets start.
There is no ‘one best treatment for all’ concept in Vitiligo. Although the condition might be same, its nature of occurrence along with other factors differs across patients. So, doctors devise a customized treatment after analyzing all conditions and asking few important questions. This is, without any doubt, the best treatment for a person.
What works for one, may not work for someone else. Instead, it won’t. To know the best treatment, it is important to consult an expert, who shall guide the patient in the right path.
Vitiligo can be fought back in three ways- medications, therapies and surgeries. After a close analysis of the patient’s medical health, lifestyle, genetic factors, etc, doctors prepare the best-possible treatment plan. Some popular medications, therapies and surgeries are:
You can treat Vitiligo but can never cure it. The treatment also takes time. Don’t worry and stay positive.
A. The symptoms are:
B. The exact causes are still unknown. However, after studying different symptoms of various people over the years, doctors have concluded that Vitiligo can occur due to:
C. To know about all treatment options of Vitiligo, refer to Question No. 2
Both Yes and No for it completely depend on some factors which govern the presence of Vitiligo in one’s body. Some people have been successful in controlling the spread by modifying their diet. Others have found it extremely difficult and every time they managed to treat it to some extent, the patches re-appeared. Only surgeons, who treat a particular case, can give a proper answer about the possibility of preventing its spread.
With many treatments being available, the most appropriate one for a particular patient is the fastest way. The surgeon who treats patients is the best person to determine the short cut to get rid of it. Having said, it may not be possible to cure it completely as the nature of Vitiligo, its underlying causes and physical health of patients vary from one another. All that one can do is treat it with CARE, COMPASSION and STRONG WILL.
World is not yet aware about any specialized diet meant for this condition. Our age-old concept of healthy, balanced diet is the only solution. Consuming more fruits and vegetables on a regular basis is expected to give better results.
Vitamin B12, C, D, E (anti-oxidants) and beta-carotene.
Yes and No both. Plastic surgery techniques are only successful when the nature of Vitiligo or its area of occurrence has not changed at least in the past 6 years. It also works where Vitiligo is restricted to a specific area or portion of body. Otherwise, plastic surgery won’ be productive.
Light therapy or phototherapy exposes the affected skin, i.e. patchy area to artificial light (ultraviolet light). It works in cases of non-segmental Vitiligo only. Complete cure is not achieved in most cases. Often, doctors combine it with other relevant medications or therapies for best possible results.
Sunlight is a favorable option when the prescribed light therapy cannot be applied. Now, you have to be extremely careful while exposing Vitiligo-affected skin to Sun. Remember, your skin needs Sun only to a certain extent and should never be exposed for a long time. The moment you notice your skin turning pink, that’s it. Make sure it does not turn red, as a fully sunburnt skin will only make the Vitiligo spread further in your body.
Moreover, as you expose your skin to the Sun, it becomes accustomed to it. Gradually, it takes more time to achieve the pinkish shade on the skin. Hence, deal with Sun tactfully.
With a success rate of 60%, you can keep some hope on this technique. If red light therapy has been on your mind, consult your general physician and seek his/her advice. In this therapy, your skin will be exposed to low and high-intensity red light in alternative manner. Be certain that it does not do any other harm to your body.
Sunburn reaction is the most common side effect. People, who consume herbal supplements or use products which are highly sensitive to light, have higher chances of getting sunburnt. Advance ageing of skin and higher risk of developing some skin cancers are other side effects of UVB process.
First My Dear Friend if you or any of your dear one is suffering from Vitiligo be assured that Vitiligo is not life threatening in any way. That’s my first message to all of you. It is more of Social Stigma and Cosmetic Nuisance rather than Morbid Disease.
Second Important message is Vitiligo Does Not Spread By Close Contact i.e. it is not contagious or communicable disease. So please don’t discriminate anyone with Vitiligo on this pretext.
Third Vitiligo has nothing to do with eating Fish, Curd, white things, Sour things. I have not come across a single scientific paper which shows any correlation with Vitiligo and diet. So, no known dietary link is found with Vitiligo as of present. Enjoy and relish the food of your choice and don’t curtail it out of fear and wrong messages.
Fourth Vitiligo cannot stop you from succeeding in life. Here is a list of famous celebrities from all over world who had Vitiligo:
Michael Jackson, Winnie Harlow the American Super Model, Dean Edwards Chef in BBC cookery Show, Graham Norton an Irish Actor, Thomas Lennon director and producer of Star of Reno etc. You can have look for further details at – http://uniteforvitiligo.com/community/famous-vitiligans-celebrities-with-vitiligo/
Fifth Vitiligo is treatable to a great extent though it may not be curable.
Dear Friends Vitiligo / Leucoderma / White Patch is a condition when a area of body skin becomes depigmented and appears as a white patch in contrast with surrounding Skin. This condition is acquired with age and may start at any age. Even children as young as 1year may have these white patches and is usually hereditary in children.
People who suffer from Vitiligo no longer have to worry because at Care Well Medical Centre we perform various combination of procedures to treat vitiligo*. Vitiligo is a skin condition which usually spreads on to our hands, face and torso & before we talk about Vitiligo Treatment we should know about, what exactly Vitiligo is.
Melanocyte Transplant Surgery is the most advanced treatment available in India to treat Stable Vitiligo*. Results can be seen in just 2-3 months*. Completely natural treatment.Treatment also available for Unstable Vitiligo.
Vitiligo or White patches can involve any area of body though sun exposed areas are more common to develop these patches. The patches may typically start on hands, elbow, knees, legs or face and then either spread for some time then stagnate or rapidly spread. Sometimes Mucosal area as Lips, rectum and vagina may also be involved. Vitiligo can affect eyes, retina and cause eye discoloration also.
Vitiligo is result of destruction of special pigmented cells in skin called Melanin. We know that the skin color is because of Melanin pigment. By what ever method if this pigment is destroyed then patient may develop Vitiligo. So there are many theories about the cause of destruction of Melanin pigment:
Vitiligo contusions are signalized as follows:
The contusions in the beginning take place most often on the forearms, feet, hands and face, favoring a periocular and perioral and scattering.
Some Excellent Results (Before & After)
Microscopic assessment of concerned skin characterizes a complete lacking of melanocytes in association with a complete loss of epidermal pigmentation.
People having vitiligo need not to panic as there are handful of therapies, both surgical and non-surgical in the clinical cosmos, that can help you be free from vitiligo or at least minimize the appearance. All you need is to keep the positive attitude alive and rest assured that these medical procedures will definitely help.
For the treatment purpose we need to check whether Vitiligo is stable or not.
Stable Vitiligo means:
Unstable Vitiligo means:
The management of Vitiligo will depend on the status whether the Vitiligo is stable or not
For Stable Vitiligo, we do one of the Following Surgical Options.
For those with Unstable Vitiligo we advise following Medical treatments
As discussed Surgical methods are useful only if Vitiligo is Stable and not increasing in size, for last 1 year
Basis of Surgical treatment is that we take either a potion of normal skin with melanin pigment or the Melanin Pigment itself and transplant these to the White Patch area.
Melanocyte Transplantation is one of latest Surgical method for management of Stable Vitiligo. In this we take a normal colored thin skin graft from thigh called Donor area . It is important that the graft of skin should be ultra thin. This will improve our results and decrease the scarring. The Skin graft is chemically treated and Melanin Pigment is separated from the skin.The Melanin Pigment is transplanted to the white patch after making the Vitiligo patch raw with Dermabrasion.
In Melanocyte transplantation we separate the Melanin pigment from skin graft and transfer this pigment only to the dermabraded Raw Patch whereas in Skin Grafting the entire skin graft is transplanted to the white patch.
Cosmetic Results Of Melanocyte Transplantation are much better than Skin grafting. In results are so good that in many cases one cannot even tell whether any procedure has been done
Very Natural Results no discrimination with surrounding skin. In skin grafting often the grafted patch appears as a separate area.
Minimal scarring on donor area after Melanocyte Transplantation, as we take Ultra thin graft
In Melanocyte Transplantation we need skin graft equivalent of 20% -30% of the Vitiligo area. In Skin grafting we need area 100 % or more than white patch area.
The steps of Melanocyte Transplantation are as follows:
Depending on type of Vitiligo one or more sessions after interval of 5- 6 months may be needed.
In our protocol we advise following treatment for 4-5 months after Melanocyte Transplantation
It normally takes 3-4 months for results to come. Sometimes results may come after 6 months or more. More than one session may be needed in some cases.
Ozone therapy is an upcoming Complimentary therapy very popular in Russia and Cuba. Ozone is a gas derived from Oxygen . It is administered in patients body either by dissolving in saline or the patients own blood. We take 200 cc of patients blood add anticoagulants as Heparin into it and then bubble 200 cc of Ozone gas through the blood.
This blood is then transfused back to patient. This procedure is called Major Auto Haemotherapy.Ozone therapy helps in Immune Balancing and correcting Auto immune disorders. Vitiligo is an auto immune disorder. So we find Ozone Major Auto Haemotherapy useful in Unstable and stable Vitiligo.
Our common protocols for Vitiligo management are as follows:
With our exhaustive protocol we find that our success rate goes much higher than using standard protocols which don’t focus on immune balancing, nutrition and other aspects of treatment which we focus upon.
During therapy, pigment cells surface up and escalate from the pilosebaceous unit, relieve epidermal melanocytes,and the outline of lesions or contusions, and migrate up to 2-4 mm from the edge.
Tattooing is often used in unstable vitiligo as a camouflage treatment. But in our opinion it is not very good choice. We have seen following problems with Tattooing
So kindly use tattooing disparingly as a last resort.
Segmental kind of vitiligo becomes extensive and scatters over more quickly. It is recognized as more uniform and consistent and less irregular than the non-segmental type. This kind of vitiligo is non-symetrical but is not very prevalent and is found in merely about 10 percent of people with vitiligo. This generally affects areas of skin linked to nerves arising in the dorsal roots of the spine. It responds quite positively to topical treatments.
People of early age groups are likely to be more affected by segmental type, affecting about 30 % of children diagnosed with vitiligo.
Non-segmental type of vitiligo is the most common form, contributing for up to 90 % of cases. There are frequent occurrences of equivalent patches on both sides of the body, with some amount of symmetry. Segmental vitiligo and an age of inception younger than 14 years have been connected to more refractory disease.Most commonly they make appearance on skin that is usually left uncovered to the sun, such as the face, neck, and arms or hands.
Apart from above mentioned areas, patches can also appear at various other sites which include:
Non-segmental Vitiligo is further fragmented into sub-divisions:
In near future there would be no surprise to see the most effective medical practices that can completely cure Vitiligo and other skin disorders.
Treatments being studied include:
Medical experts are exploring and testing potential new treatments, interventions and tests as a way to detect, prevent and treat this disease.
The following self-care strategies may help to cope up with Vitiligo by reducing its appearance and also improving your skin:
There are a few people who inculcate low dignity and lose pride in oneself, but trust us this should be strictly aborted. If you are refraining yourself to hang out with people, it must no longer be carried on. Some people can also develop serious depression.
People may get Vitiligo for life, so it is crucial to create coping tactics. A coping tactic that is known to help a lot of people is to simply obtain fruitful information about Vitiligo. Another worthwhile approach is to keep in touch with people who have Vitiligo.
1, NRI Complex, Mandakini,
Chittaranjan Park, South Delhi,
New Delhi - 110019