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Vitiligo: What is a Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes ( the cells that make skin colour ) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by Vitiligo usually turns white.

Vitiligo is a relatively common skin condition.It affects at least 1-2% of the population or 1-2 in every 100 people in nearly every country in the world. Vitiligo can cause extreme distress and psychological depression to sufferers because of its obvious unusual appearance. It affects people of both gender and all races. It can begin at any age, however, about fifty percent of people with Vitiligo develop it before the age of twenty five. You cannot get Vitiligo from someone who is affected. It is not infectious or contagious. But it can be hereditary (parents to their children).

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What Treatment options are available ?

The goal of treating Vitiligo is to restore the function of the skin and to improve the patient's appearance. The choice of therapy & duration of treatment depends on the number of white patches and how widespread they are and on the patient's preference for treatment. it can be cured as early as 3 to 4 months and takes longer upto 18 months for larger patches.Each patient responds differently to therapy, and a particular treatment may not work for everyone.


S.P.Derma Center Special Vitiligo Treatments:
Medical Therapies:
  • Topical steroid therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Topical P UVA
  • Oral P UVA
  • BroadBand UVB
Adjunctive Treatments:
  • Cosmetic camouflage DERMACOLOR ... Germany
  • Counseling and support

Ultra Thin Epidermal Grafting
  • NarrowBand ( 311nm ) UVB Advanced Phototherapy
  • Targeted Bb UVB / Nb UVB Lumera Phototherapy

Surgical Therapies:
  1. Autologous Ultra thin Epidermal skin Grafts (UTEG).
  2. Skin grafts using blisters.
  3. Autologous melanocyte transplants.

NarrowBand UltraViolet B Phototherapy (NB-UVB)


We Use Daavlin U.S.A Phototherapy Systems. To Visit Daavlin U.S.A click on link below

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NB UVB Phototherapy is one the latest technology used for the treat ment of Vitiligo. At S.P.Derma Center we use Daavlin 3S

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series phototherapy systemand its the first equipment of its kind in Tamilnadu introduced in 2004.


Lumera targeted Phototherapy Bb UVB / Nb UVB system was introduced at our center in 2008 it was the first installation in whole of

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Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka (South India). we have two units for the convinence of the patients


We use a 48 tubes (24 NB UVB / 24 UVA) Highly advanced system which provides a much faster cure and requires lesser exposure time and treatment visits compared to 8 tubes and 12 tubes systems which are commonly available in other hospitals. NB UVB has many advantages over older systems like PUVA and Broad Band UVB.

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