Surgical methods, such as transplantation of noncultured epidermal cell suspension, have known to be effective in stable vitiligo. Yet, there's no consensus regarding the ideal period of vitiligo stability before the surgical operation. It is usually recommended for patients with no new vitiligo activity for at least one year. This period is too long for many patients who are often seeking immediate solution.
A novel melanocyte transplantation technique used by Prof. Davinder Parsad et al can be effectively used in patients with relatively stable vitiligo for the last 3-6 months. This work adds a new tool to dermatologist's arsenal, to offer patients better and faster regimentation of vitiligo lesions than other traditional treatments. Just keep in mind it is not a cure for vitiligo and certain limitations would still apply.
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- Vitiligo and hearing loss: any connection?
In short, NO. Recent research shows no relationship between a degree of skin depigmentation and hearing loss severity in vitiligo patients. The results of this study showed tha...
- Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific evidence...
- How long does it take to treat vitiligo?
Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results from any trea...
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