Technique Vs Cost Perspective of Choosing the Hair Transplant Procedure Technique Vs Cost Perspective of Choosing the Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Goutam Guha – Best Hair Transplant Specialist in Kolkata. The hair transplant procedure is referred to as moving or shifting the hair follicles from the safe zone of the…
White Mark Correction in Kolkata | Vitiligo Treatment in Kolkata
White Mark Correction in Kolkata or Vitiligo Treatment in Kolkata By Dr. Goutam Guha One of the best Cosmetic Surgeon undertakes treatment of white patches and white marks removal and Tattoo Removal etc. practising in North and Central Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. Vitiligo or white spots/ patch are very bad looking. They can be corrected by dermabrasion and skin grafting to give a near natural look. Vitiligo (white patch or SAFED DAAG) is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown colour (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. Vitiligo appears to occur when immune cells destroy the cells that produce brown pigment (melanocytes). This destruction is thought to be due to an autoimmune problem, but the actual cause is unknown. Though vitiligo does not cause any problem to health, but its appearance is a taboo or stigma for our society. Vitiligo may appear at any age. There is an increased rate of the condition in some families. Vitiligo most often affects the face, elbows and knees, hands and feet, and genitals. It affects both sides of the body equally. Vitiligo is more noticeable in darker-skinned people because of the contrast of white patches against dark skin. No other skin changes occur.
VITILIGO IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO TREAT. EARLY TREATMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to controlled ultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a drug that makes your skin sensitive to light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Skin may be grafted from normally pigmented areas and placed onto areas where there is pigment loss. The white portion of skin is rubbed off or peeled off very superficially and a very thin skin graft contacting only the top most layer of skin with melanin pigment is applied over that. This is the most satisfactory method of treatment of vitiligo and considered as GOLD STANDARD treatment for vitiligo. But vitiligo must be stabled for at least 1-years for any surgical treatment to be useful or effective. Small vitiligo can be directly excised and closed using very fine stitches to make it almost invisible. Remember, after skin grafting or excision of the vitiligo, the final result may take 6-12 months, so plan your surgery well in advance to any social event or ceremony.
Several cover-up makeups (waterproof skin colours) can mask vitiligo. In extreme cases when most of the body is affected, the remaining skin that still has pigment may be de-pigmented to provide a uniform colour to the skin. This is a permanent change that is used as a last resort. It is important to remember that skin without pigment is at greater risk for sun damage. Be sure to apply a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB), high-SPF sunscreen or sunblock and use appropriate safeguards against sun exposure.