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What are the new advancements in medical science to permanently cure vitiligo ?

Good afternoon Doctor,I am Rakesh ( 27 years old ) I have been suffering from vitiligo from last 15 years ,it was started on my lip and spread upto my neck it had all happened within a year and then suddenly stopped growing and it has been static since then.Could you please suggest me is there any new permanent cure for vitiligo ?
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello Ashish,
I think you have already taken-UVB therapy & PUVA therapy, in UVB- effective in vitilgo not more than 3 years, useful over neck&face, 2-3 times in aweek, use uvb lamp,broad band & narroband , some sucess with immunomodulator protopic & elidel, vitamin B12 & folic acid supplementation with sun expsure repigmentation in about 50%, PUVB- twice a week for 6-12 week narroband reduce sun burn, New-Transplanting Melanocytes patient gluteal skin taken ,melanocyte separate out at cellular suspension, exposed in culture area to be treated, denuded with derma braker& melanocyte, graft applied ,sucess 75 to 85%, use in generalized vitilgo, mild case -make up with camourflage advice- dermatologist or plastic surgeon, hope my advice useful to you, thank you.
Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Omi Jindal's  Response
dear rakesh, melanocyte tranfer restores colour of white patches of vitiligo to normal. kindly consult a plastic surgeon for this. regards.
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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