Melanocyte transplantation

Autologous melanocyte transplantation 

Melanocyte transplantation is the latest treatment among vitiligo surgery and it involves grafting the skin cells on the affected area (white patches) .The cosmetic result with this treatment is better than other surgical options like skin grafting.In this method a thin layer of skin is taken from the normal skin(usually thighs) and the skin cells are separated and grafted on to the affected area.

The advantages of this technique are -only a small area of skin is needed to cover large areas of white patches,no scarring,good cosmesis,can be done as an out patient procedure&,does not require general anaesthesia,