Melanocyte Transplant

A small piece of healthy skin of the patient from the thigh or few hairs from the scalp are taken out , the pigment cells from this piece and hairs are extracted & spread on the patch of vitiligo to be treated.
When the patches do not respond , or respond very slowly to medicines and phototherapy .

Vitiligo patients should fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for surgery:
  1. Patches should not have increased in size. for at least last 6 mths.
  2. No new patches should have appeared on other areas of the body.
  3. Any injury should heal with normal skin color.