We think you might have gathered some information about Vitiligo
. We can understand the changes in your sister's skin can result in stress
and worries about the appearance. Vitiligo is a condition in which your skin loses melanin
, the pigment that determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin causing slowly enlarging white patches of irregular shapes to appear on your skin. The goal of treatment is to stop or slow the progression of pigment loss and, if you desire, attempt to return some color to your skin.
The latest advances are included at this link which includes Psoralen
, PUVA and Narrow band Ultra Violet. http://mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/DS00586/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs. If the patches are small the distressing color can be camouflaged with melanocyte
transfer and re growing the skin over it. Lot of research is pending in the treatment but yet there is no complete cure for vitiligo at treating the cause.
We can help you getting the Grafting over patches or Melanocyte Transfer procedures and re-growing the skin done if you are in Bangalore or take time to get it done here.