Vitiligo Treatment in Hyderabad

vitiligo treatment in hyderabadMillions of people worldwide suffer from the skin disorder vitiligo, which is still highly stigmatized and misunderstood. People of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds may be affected by this condition, which is the disappearance of pigmentation in some spots of skin.

The unpredictable nature of vitiligo can be difficult to manage since patches of depigmented skin can occur suddenly and spread over time. The condition can bring feelings of humiliation, shame, and self-consciousness in most people.

People may experience helplessness and despair as they try to control the disease and adjust to the changes in their looks. Most people are unfamiliar with the condition or how it may affect the patient’s psychological and emotional well-being.

Regardless to say, it can be challenging for people with vitiligo to deal with the glances and comments of such ignorant people.

Vitiligo can be difficult to live with, but as science advances with researchers studying and creating new treatments, there is hope for patients. Dr. Harikiran Chekuri – Founder of Redefine Hair Transplant & Plastic Surgery Clinic in Hyderabad, has treated many sufferers to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives and embrace their distinctive beauty.

Over the years, Dr. Harikiran Chekuri has become the go-to doctor for people seeking a vitiligo specialist in Hyderabad.

Types of Vitiligo

There are many forms of vitiligo based on the affected body parts and the degree of depigmentation. The primary forms of vitiligo are as follows:

Non-segmental vitiligo

Non-segmental vitiligoRepresenting roughly 90% of cases, this is the most prevalent kind of vitiligo. The face, hands, feet, or other sun-exposed parts are typically where it starts. White patches that are often symmetrical and present over both sides of the body are the hallmark of non-segmental vitiligo.

Segmental vitiligo

Segmental vitiligo

This form of vitiligo typically affects younger people and only affects one side of the body. Compared to non-segmental vitiligo, segmental vitiligo is less prevalent, and its course is typically less predictable.

Mucosal vitiligo

Mucosal vitiligo Mucosal vitiligo is a form of vitiligo that affects the body’s mucous membranes, including those in the nose, mouth, and genital region. Its primary defining feature is depigmentation (loss of normal pigmentation) of the mucous membranes, which can result in the growth of white patches or spots.

Trichrome vitiligo

Trichrome vitiligo

This rare variant of vitiligo causes depigmented skin lesions in three unique hues. The three hues, evident in a concentric pattern, are typically dark brown, light brown, and white.

Focal vitiligo

Focal vitiligo treatment in hyderabadFocal vitiligo, also called localized vitiligo, is a non-segmental vitiligo variant that results in a few small, localized areas of the skin losing some of its pigment. It is characterized by a quick onset and remains stable over time, not disseminating to other body parts.

Dr. Harikiran Chekuri provides various vitiligo treatments at Redefine Hair Transplant & Plastic Surgery Center to help control vitiligo and enhance the appearance of the affected skin.

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Vitiligo Treatment Options available at Redefine Center

Although there is no known cure for the condition, we offer many options to help manage the symptoms of vitiligo and enhance the appearance of the affected skin. They include:

1. Topical corticosteroids:

Topical corticosteroids are drugs that aid in reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system. Doing so can halt the disease’s course and lessen the visibility of white patches. However, prolonged use of these drugs may have adverse consequences, such as skin thinning.

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2. Topical calcineurin inhibitors:

These drugs act by inhibiting the immune system and are often used to address areas of the skin that are reactive or sensitive to corticosteroids.

3. Phototherapy:

The medical expert employs a device to expose the affected skin to UV radiation during phototherapy. Thie exposure to UV radiation can stimulate melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to the skin and enhances the appearance of the white areas. Phototherapy works best when combined with other therapies.

4. Excimer laser:

The excimer laser is a phototherapy that targets the white spots of the skin by shining a particular wavelength of light on them.

5. Skin grafting:

Skin grafting is an alternative approach for those with severe vitiligo. This procedure entails transferring healthy skin from another body area to the affected location. Although it has the potential to be a successful treatment, this involves surgery and has hidden risks.

“Skin grafting is an option for patients whose vitiligo has not changed in at least 6 months,” explains  Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, a renowned plastic surgeon in Hyderabad. “This method is quite effective; however, it may sometimes cause infection and scarring.”

Dr. Chekuri specializes in vitiligo treatment techniques and aims to develop a personalized treatment course. His patients often regard him as the skin specialist who provides the best vitiligo treatment in Hyderabad.

Vitiligo Treatment Cost in Hyderabad


Here are some estimated general treatment expenses:

 

  • Topical drugs: 50 – Rs. 500 per tube or bottle, depending on the brand and type of medication.
  • Phototherapy: 2,500 – Rs. 5,000 per session.
  • Excimer laser: 5,000 – Rs. 15,000 per session.
  • Skin grafting: 50,000 – Rs. 1,000,000 or more, depending on graft size and affected location.

The vitiligo treatment cost may change by:

  • The clinic’s location
  • The specialist’s expertise
  • Vitiligo severity
  • The kind of treatment

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Recovery & post-treatment guidelines for vitiligo

Guidelines for vitiligo post-treatment care include:

  • Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sun-friendly clothing, like long sleeves and a hat. Also, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Follow the treatment plan as your healthcare provider prescribes, like applying topical medications and undergoing laser treatment or
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet, regular exercises, and adequate sleep to support your skin health and boost your immunity.
  • Manage stress through calming techniques like deep breathing, yoga, or meditation.
  • Join a support group to have a valuable, safe, supportive environment to discuss experiences, share coping strategies, and learn about new treatments.
  • Have regular skin checks to identify changes in your skin that may require medical attention.
  • Talk to your healthcare expert about your concerns or questions for guidance and support in managing your condition.

If you or a loved one is affected by vitiligo and requires treatment, please consult the highly-skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Harikiran Chekuri. He will assess the extent of the vitiligo condition and provide an estimated cost of the treatment for your specific case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Although there is no proven treatment for vitiligo, there are medications that can help:

  • manage the symptoms
  • enhance the appearance of the affected skin
  • decrease the disease’s progression
  • promote repigmentation
  • lessen the visibility of white patches

Vitiligo is a non-life-threatening disorder that occurs when melanin-producing cells stop functioning or die. A virus or bacterial illness does not bring it on, and it cannot be passed from one person to another by touch.

Yes, vitiligo can be passed on from parents. Many persons with vitiligo do not have a family history of the disorder, and it is not necessary for everyone with vitiligo in their family to develop the condition. According to studies, 30% of people with vitiligo have a family history of the disease. So, you can have a slightly increased risk of getting vitiligo if your mother does.

There are alternative therapies such as skin grafting, tattooing, and topical treatments that can help the appearance of the affected areas. To determine the best course of action for your unique situation, speak with a specialist.

Vitiligo surgery can be uncomfortable, although it is usually treatable with medications for discomfort.

Vitiligo cannot be cured, however it can be managed by improving overall skin health For appropriate treatment options, consult a specialist.

Yes, even after 10 years or more, vitiligo can potentially extend or expand to other parts of the skin. The evolution of the condition differs from person to person, thus it is important to monitor the situation and consult with a skin specialist for the best care.

 

 

 

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