WHAT TO EXPECT
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an illness that leads to loss of skin colour in patches. The discoloured areas generally expand on the skin with time. It can also affect hair by premature whitening or greying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard and inner mouth by loss of colour in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose (mucous membranes).
Patients with vitiligo may be at high risk of:
What is the cause of vitiligo?
Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system attacks its own pigment cells (melanocytes). There is a family history of vitiligo or other autoimmune conditions.
What is the treatment of vitiligo?
An initial consultation by a Dermatologist is required to make an assessment and discuss treatment.
Treatment options offered in the clinic include:
i) creams such as topical steroids and calcineurin inhibitors
ii) oral medications, in case of severe and rapidly spreading vitiligo
iii) Phototherapy or Excimer laser in selected cases, which can be assessed during the consultation (we have to decide re renting one of these etc)
iv) Surgical treatment such as punch graft or melanocyte transfer can be offered in carefully selected cases, which will be assessed during consultation (we have to discuss these as well, punch graft can be done in present setting but for melanocyte transfer may have to buy kit etc).
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Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results.
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results. We take photos throughout your journey with us as part of your medical records, with your consent, to ensure we are able to show you the satisfactory outcome and to show the difference in appearance. We provide the same high level of professional care o all of our patients.
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We will go through your medical history and understand what your concerns, questions, risks, and benefits from the treatment.
Because of a lack of melanin, your skin will be more vulnerable to the effects of the sun. Make sure you use a strong sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
Vitiligo may also be associated with eye problems, such as inflammation of the iris, inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uveitis), and a partial loss of hearing (hypoacusis).
Problems with confidence and self-esteem are common in people with vitiligo, particularly if it affects areas of skin that are frequently exposed.
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