Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Vitiligo:

Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition characterized by the loss of skin color, resulting in white patches or depigmented areas on the skin. This condition occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing pigment, are destroyed or stop functioning properly. Vitiligo can affect any part of the body and may be associated with other autoimmune conditions or genetic factors. While vitiligo itself is not harmful or contagious, it can have significant psychosocial impacts, affecting self-esteem and quality of life.

Indications for Vitiligo Treatment:

Vitiligo treatment may be recommended for individuals who:

  • Experience visible white patches or depigmented areas on their skin.
  • Feel self-conscious or distressed about their appearance due to vitiligo.
  • Seek to restore pigment to affected areas and improve skin appearance.
  • Want to explore treatment options to slow down or halt the progression of vitiligo.

Available Vitiligo Treatment Options:

At Neo TrueNorth, we offer a variety of vitiligo treatment options tailored to each patient’s skin type, extent of involvement, and individual needs:

  • Topical Treatments: Corticosteroid creams, calcineurin inhibitors, and topical calcipotriene may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and stimulate repigmentation in affected areas.
  • Phototherapy: Narrowband UVB phototherapy exposes the skin to specific wavelengths of ultraviolet light, stimulating melanocyte activity and promoting repigmentation in vitiligo patches.
  • Excimer Laser Therapy: Excimer laser delivers targeted UVB light to depigmented areas, stimulating melanocyte regeneration and promoting repigmentation.
  • Surgical Treatments: Surgical options such as autologous melanocyte transplantation, punch grafting, or suction blister grafting may be considered for stable vitiligo patches that have not responded to other treatments.
  • Cosmetic Camouflage: Cosmetic camouflage products such as cover-up creams, makeup, or self-tanners can help conceal vitiligo patches and even out skin tone for a more uniform appearance.

Benefits of Vitiligo Treatment:

Vitiligo treatment offers numerous benefits for patients with this condition, including:

  • Repigmentation of Depigmented Areas: Treatment options such as phototherapy, laser therapy, or surgical interventions can stimulate melanocyte activity and promote repigmentation in vitiligo patches.
  • Improved Skin Appearance: Treatment can help reduce the visibility of vitiligo patches and restore a more even, uniform skin tone, improving overall skin appearance and self-esteem.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: By addressing visible symptoms and improving skin appearance, vitiligo treatment can help boost self-confidence and quality of life for individuals living with this condition.
  • Prevention of Progression: Some treatments may help slow down or halt the progression of vitiligo, preventing further depigmentation and preserving existing skin color.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Treatment plans are customized based on each patient’s unique needs, preferences, and goals, ensuring optimal results and patient satisfaction.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Vitiligo Treatment:

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced dermatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vitiligo, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique skin condition and goals.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We offer a comprehensive range of vitiligo treatment options, allowing us to customize treatment plans based on the severity of vitiligo, skin type, and individual needs.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art phototherapy equipment, excimer lasers, and surgical techniques to deliver safe, effective, and innovative vitiligo treatments with minimal discomfort and downtime.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize patient satisfaction and comfort, providing compassionate care, education, and support throughout the vitiligo treatment journey.
  • Holistic Support: In addition to medical treatments, we offer holistic support services such as counseling, support groups, and resources to help patients cope with the emotional and psychosocial aspects of living with vitiligo.

Take the first step towards repigmentation and improved skin appearance with personalized vitiligo treatment at Neo TrueNorth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore our comprehensive range of vitiligo solutions tailored to your individual needs.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Kiran Petkar

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Dr Keertana Devasani

General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgeon, Burn Surgeon, Diabetic Foot Surgeon, Cosmetologist