Vitiligo / Leukoderma, otherwise known as safed daag is a common skin condition in India characterized by white patches on the skin. It is not contagious and it is absolutely harmless. Unfortunately, vitiligo has a huge social stigma in India, so it is extremely important to treat this condition to prevent any social or emotional impact.
Causes: Exact cause is not known till date. It is hypothesized to be an auto-immune condition where one’s body attacks its own pigment cells, resulting in destruction of melanocytes (responsible for color production) thereby creating white patches on skin. It is often associated with other autoimmune conditions so at VIVID, we make complete evaluation to rule out other associated conditions.
Treatment: Treatments range from medications to surgery. At VIVID, we perform all types of vitiligo surgeries including Punch grafting, Suction blister grafting, Ultra-thin split thickness skin grafting and Melanocyte transfer.