Vitiligo is a skin condition in which white patches appear on different parts of the body. Commonly, the discoloration first occurs on the sun-exposed areas such as face, hands, and neck. The main cause of this skin disorder is the dead of melanin, a pigment cell determining the color of hair and skin.
The condition is not life-threatening or contagious, but it can be stressful or make the patient feel bad about himself/herself.
Vitiligo treatment restores color of the affected skin and stops or slows the discoloring process. Please note that the final result will appear after few months.
Patients suffering from vitiligo with no increase in the size of the lesion for at least one year.
General recommendations before the procedure are:
Different methods are available for vitiligo treatment. Cell therapy is one of the newest method that has been recently used in treating vitiligo. In this highly successful method RecolorCells are used to restore the color.
In vitiligo cell therapy procedure, a shaved biopsy specimen is taken from the patient’s normally pigmented area under the local anesthesia. Recolorcell are produced in a few hours in the lab. The procedure might take up to 12 hours. The next step is the injection of Recolor produced cells.
The patient should come back the day after to inject cell suspensions in the affected areas. This step won’t need any anesthesia and the patient will not feel any pain at all.
6 days later after the injection, the patient need to come back for the first evaluation visit. The doctor will check if everything is done correctly. However, you should notice that the repigmentation might start in the 3rd week after the injection.
Please note that the cell therapy is not the only method available for vitiligo treatment. There are some other methods like skin transplant, acupuncture, etc which are not included in this article.
One of the newest method recently used in Vitiligo treatment is cell therapy.
Allergy, inflammation and edema at the injection sites may occur in the first 24 hours after the injection.