What is the Vitiligo?

Vitiligo, also known as leukoderma is a skin condition that results in loss of color in patches. So, you can see several patches of discolored areas on your skin. It usually becomes bigger as time progresses. Vitiligo can affect any part of your body.

Mostly, white patches develop on the skin and it may cause abnormal skin pigmentation in various body areas such as lips, under eyes and fingers. It condition is mainly occurred when melanocytes (Cells responsible for natural color of skin) of skin is damaged/die.

From different parts of the body to hair, the condition develops anywhere. In some people, it even develops inside their mouths. The white patches on the exposed areas of your skin can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. It can result in social stigma. To overcome the condition, you can undergo effective vitiligo treatment in Jaipur offered by Dr. Buddhi Prakash Sharma. The expert doctor can offer you solutions for cosmetic problems at affordable costs.

Causes Of Vitiligo

Vitiligo can occur on any part of the body in single or multiple patches when the melanocytes die or stop producing melanin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for providing color to your hair, skin, and eyes. So, the affected patches of your skin become lighter or completely white. It remains unclear as to why these pigment cells stop melanin production or die. It can occur due to the following:

  • Autoimmune condition (a disorder affecting the immune system)
  • Heredity (have a family history of the disorder)
  • Trigger events like skin trauma, severe sunburn, or stress
Vitiligo Treatment in Jaipur
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Is it serious?

This skin condition is not serious or life-threatening, but mostly it has psychological effects and related with a social stigma. You should always try getting the timely treatment, so that you can get original color of skin restored.

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Where does it occur?

It can attack different parts of your body, but mostly fingers, hands, legs, genitals, around the lips, the back and the chest. Sometimes whole body may get affected, but it is not common. Main causes of this issue may be genetic factors, burns, sun exposure or auto-immune disease.

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Who is at risk?

People of all age groups can get affected with this. People with auto-immune disease/skin allergies or who expose to sunburn or chemicals may get affected.

Types of Vitiligo

There are two types of Vitiligo including segmental and non-segmental

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Segmental
This is mostly related with the people with autoimmune disorder or thyroid.  This is mostly common in children or younger age groups. This is treatable in early stages.

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Non-Segmental
This is hard to treat and affect whole body. This is symmetric and noticeable. This may affect people of all groups.

Treatment

Dr. Buddhi Prakash’s plastic surgery and super specialty centeroffer customized treatment to all patients to overcome the stigma associated with vitiligo

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Pre-Operative

Before choosing the treatment, Cosmo-Hair performs a thorough assessment to determine the location and type of lesion. Selecting the appropriate treatment option is essential to get good results.

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Post-Operative

You need to follow the instructions including diet and lifestyle habits for better results.

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Actual Procedure

To see the best results, you need to undergo the treatment sessions for a long time. With the best vitiligo treatment in Jaipur, you can restrict the spread of depigmentation of your skin. Remember, these treatments cannot offer complete re-pigmentation but offer better results. Excimer laser treatment is the most effective treatment. Sometimes, a combination of treatment offers better results. Other options available are:

  • Miniature punch grafting
  • Suction blister grafting
  • Ultra-thin skin grafting
  • Regional dermabrasion
  • Tattooing
  • Melanocyte culture and transplantation

FAQ

The treatment offered by Cosmo-Hair causes no discomfort, pain, or severe health problems

The most effective treatment is Excimer light therapy.

The condition does not spread to others. So, you need to condemn the social discrimination of people affected by the problem.

Yes, sun exposure can aid in the healing of patches due to natural pigmentation.

The condition mostly affects the sun-exposed areas of the body like hands, feet, and elbows. It can also affect genital areas.