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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