Autologous melanocyte transplantation

In this procedure, a shave biopsy sample of skin is taken with a dermatome from unaffected site. The skin sample is processed to obtain a cellular suspension of melanocytes and keratinocytes which is transplanted on the denuded recipient site. The area is covered with a collagen dressing and immobilized.Fairly large areas can be treated with this method and excellent cosmetic results obtained.