Category Archives: Vitiligo Surgery

Cosmetic Camouflage

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Highly pigmenteg creams designed to cover and correct skin discoloutation and tatoos. TheĀ coloursĀ are waterproof and last even in conditions like sweating and swimming. After selecting the pigment shade which matches the surrounding skin color, the colour is applied onto the depigmented patch, followed by fixing powder and spray. the intermixable skin tones allow a natural [...]

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Autologous melanocyte transplantation

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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 [...]

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Suction blister

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This procedure consist of obtaining very thin skin grafts by applying prolonged suction (negative pressure) to the donor site. This raises a large bleb in 2-3 hours and a thin graft containing only the epidermis is obtained. This is grafted on to the dermabraded recipient surface. This technique is time consuming but gives excellent cosmetic [...]

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Punch grafting

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Multiple thin grafts of 1-3 mm diameter are harvested from the unaffected skin site by special punches and then grafted over the affected vitiligo area. Donor grafts are taken from thighs, buttocks or hips. For facial grafting the grafts are usually taken from behind the ear. Dressing is done. Grafts are taken up in 7-10 [...]

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