Hi navson ,
Thanks for your query on healthcare magic
What you are talking about is most probably Vitiligo which is a condition that causes depigmentation
of sections of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation become non functional. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress
, neural, or viral causes.
There are two types of vitiligo- Non segmental and Segmental
In non-segmental vitiligo
(NSV), there is usually some form of symmetry in the location of the patches of depigmentation. New patches also appear over time and can be generalized over large portions of the body or localized to a particular area. . NSV can come about at any age, unlike segmental vitiligo, which is far more prevalent in teenage years
Segmental Vitiligo (SV) differs in appearance, etiology and prevalence from associated illnesses. Its treatment is different from that of NSV. It tends to affect areas of skin that are associated with dorsal roots from the spine and is most often unilateral. It spreads much more rapidly than NSV and, without treatment, it is much more stable/ static in course and it is associated with auto-immune diseases and a very treatable condition that responds to topical treatment.
Regarding your concern :
Kindly continue the treatment you are being given by your dermatologist
, it is the absolute treatment to be given till your condition becomes STABLE and no new patches develop.
Once it stablizes kindly contact any qualified Plastic surgeon for taking care of all the large and small patches.
The surgical treatments what are possible for your condition after it stabilizes are :
and Ultra thin Skin grafting
( over grafting)
2) Excision and closure of smaller patches in the resting skin tension lines RSTL followed by Fractional CO2 laser to remove the scars
3) Melanocyte transfer over the patches after dermabrasion
The results are very satisfying , so kindly donot panic.You are going to be a qualified anatomist yourself.Pathology do occure in our body but they are treatable to a very great extent .If you have any further queries kindly post again