TREATMENT

 

Vitiligo may not be curable, but numerous treatments exist to successfully repigment patches of colour loss.  Listed below are the most common remedies for the disease

MEDICAL
 

Topical Steroids

Topical Cancineurin inhibitors

    Pimecrolimus (Elidel)

    Tacrolimus (Protopic)

Pseudocatalase (Vitix Gel)

Cosmetic camouflage

Psychological counselling

PHOTOTHERAPY (LIGHT BASED)
 

PUVA

Narrowband UVB

Excimer laser

Excimer light

SURGICAL
 

Suction Blister Grafting

Punch Grafting

Follicular Grafting

Split thickness skin grafting

Non-cultured melanocyte grafting

Cultured melanocyte grafting

Re-Cell 

Needling

Intraepidermal injection of cell suspensions

 

COMBINATION
 

Topical steroids + excimer laser and UVA

Vit D and UV light

Tacrolimus + excimer laser

Pimecrolimus + nbUVB

Suction blister + Kellin and UV light

 

PROGRESSIVE VITIIGO

 

Oral minipulse therapy (dexamethasone)

Monocycline

 

DEPIGMENTATION
 

Monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone

Liquid nitrogen

Q switched Nd YAG laser

NEW TREATMENTS
 

Polypodium leucotomos

Oral antioxidants

Chinese zengse pills

Prostaglandin E

Afamelanotide

Tofacitinib (JAK inhibitor) - in clinical trials

Ruloxxitinib (JAK inhibitor) - in clinical trials

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