This gallery contains pictures of different types of vitiligo, responses to several treatments, black light photographs of vitiligo, which helps enhance areas of depigmentation, and examples of the different responses to phototherapy. Please click on the images to expand them and read more.
This type of vitiligo typically begins at an early age and affects only one area on one side of the body. It generally spreads fairly quickly at the onset, then slows and remains stable after a year or so and is rarely associated with autoimmune disease.
Abdomen after approximately 6 months of combined NBUVB phototherapy (57 sessions, 1000mJ/cm2), oral corticosteroids, oral antioxidant and thyroid replacement, showing >90% repigmentation in a predominantly follicular pattern
Phototherapy: Left ventral arm after approximately 6 months of combined NBUVB phototherapy (57 sessions, 1000mJ/cm2), oral corticosteroids, oral antioxidant and thyroid replacement, showing >90% repigmentation in a predominantly follicular and diffuse pattern.
Blister grafts are a type of surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves creating a blister using heat and suction, which is then removed and transplanted to an area affected by vitiligo.
Repigmentation after blister graft
The Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure is a surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves taking a very thin skin graft from normal skin and creating a cell suspension, which is then applied to an area affected by vitiligo. The advantage of this procedure is that you can treat 10cm2 of affected skin with 1cm2 of normal skin.
Leg six months after MKTP showing repigmentation