Dr. Hina Altaf Dermatologist

Vitiligo Treatment in Dubai

Vitiligo Treatment in Dubai 

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that affects the melanocytes which are the cells responsible for producing skin pigment (melanin). In this condition, melanocytes stop producing melanin, resulting in white patches of skin. The condition can affect any part of the body, but it is most commonly seen on the face, neck, hands, and feet. It affects all races and genders equally; however, it is more visible in people with darker skin. Although it can develop in anyone at any age, it most commonly appears in people ages 10 to 30 years

The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the melanocytes. Other factors that may contribute to it’s development include genetics, exposure to chemicals, and certain medical conditions.

The main symptom of vitiligo is the presence of white patches of skin, which can be small or large and may occur on one or more areas of the body. Other symptoms may include premature graying of hair, loss of color in the tissues lining the mouth and nose, and sensitivity to sunlight.

Treatment options

There are several treatment options available that can help to improve the appearance of the affected skin. These include:

  1. Topical corticosteroids: These are creams or ointments that can help to reduce inflammation and restore some pigment to the skin.

  2. Topical calcineurin inhibitors: These are creams or ointments that help to restore pigment by suppressing the immune system.

  3. Phototherapy: This involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light to stimulate the production of melanin.

  4. Skin grafting: This involves transplanting healthy skin from one part of the body to the affected area.

  5. Depigmentation: This involves lightening the unaffected skin to match the color of the vitiligo patches.

It is important to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. A dermatologist can help you develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific symptoms and concerns.

Minimal Downtime

You can return to your daily routine immediately after

Immediate Results

Results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days

Painless Procedure

Brief period of discomfort during the injection, similar to a pinch

Results That Last

Effects typically last for several months

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Dr. Hinah Altaf’s clinic is currently at Gargash Hospital, 145 Umm Suqeim Street – Umm Al Sheif -Dubai.