Widely also known as ‘White Patches’ or ‘Leucoderma’, Vitiligo is an autoimmune, de-pigmentary skin disorder that’s assumed to be affecting about 1% of the world’s total population. This issue is quite prominent and striking with a mutilating effect on those who are having gloomy skin. Once where Vitiligo was considered to be amongst the top elements behind severe psychological complications, the taboo is now being side-lined, especially at Derma Essence which is one of the best clinics in Delhi NCR, offering top-notch services to the patients under the supervision of our expert dermatologist, Dr. Reena Sharma.
What Happens During Vitiligo?
Penning down her expertise,Dr. Reena Sharma, one of the best skin specialists in Delhi NCR states that in Vitiligo, the immune system of the body starts attacking the healthy cells, ultimately affecting the body parts. It’s characterized by white patches on the skin, developing as a result of melanocytes within the skin. Since melanocytes are responsible for the color of our skin, white patches start to appear when they get damaged.
What Are the Purpose of Vitiligo Surgery?
Knowing the importance of keeping things transparent to his patients, Dr. Reena Sharma says that the treatment will simply be a helping surgery. Emphasizing on helping surgery, he elaborates that the surgery helps in re-pigmentation by spreading the melanocytes which are the pigment-forming cells on the white skin.
Post-surgery, phototherapy is conducted at Derma Essence for inducing pigmentation on the white skin. So, do make up your mind that you won’t be getting normal skin right after the vitiligo surgery.
What Is the Procedure of SBG Vitiligo Surgery?
This surgery is considered effective for small patches, majorly dealing in three steps:
Blister creation – The area is cleaned with betadine. Local numbing injections are given where suctions are created by syringes, taking approximately 2-3 hours.
Recipient site creation – The white patch is derma-branded with a machine along with removing the uppermost layer.
Graft placement – The blisters from the donor area are taken and placed over the recipient site and dressing is done. Phototherapy can be started after 2 weeks.