Needling

Demonstraton of the technique of needling.

Courtesy Dr N Raboobee.

Needling is a recently introduced treatment for vitiligo.  The pigmented edges of the vitiligo patch are repeatedly pricked with a needle stimulating pigment cells to physically move into the non-coloured patch. This treatment is usually combined with narrowband UVB or excimer laser/light.  It takes several months before pigment spread is noticed.

Successful treatment of a 16 year old with needling combined with excimer laser.

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