Melanocyte Transplantation in Jaipur for White Patches & Vitiligo

There are many types of skin diseases that may happen to us. Some may be genetical while the other may be because of the lifestyle, eating habits and exposure to the Sun. The disease may arise due to the damage to the skin cells which are called melanocytes. It may cause the loss of skin color and hence white patches.

The individuals suffering from this type of skin issue can choose melanocyte transplantation. It is the treating option available at the Renova Skin Clinic. Under this method, the top layer of the white spots skin is removed and the pigments cells (melanocytes) from the healthy skin are transplanted there.

It may take some time for the skin to heal and recoup with the color. But melanocytes, gradually starts working to make pigment which deposit in the skin making the white spots disappear. The melanocytes transplant is highly successful.

  • No of Sessions Required
  • Side Effects
  • Medicines Required

Question & Answer

The skin part which needs melanocytes transplant look white in color. The top layer of this skin part is removed. Another pigment cells from the healthy skin are then transplanted after the removal. This will take some time when the transplanted melanocytes activate the skin cells and ultimately the white spots will fade away.

It is possible to have the treatment. But it is important to understand that under the unstable conditions, the autoimmune system will continue to damage the melanocytes. Hence, in an unstable condition even the transplant will make the response time longer or not even the worth for. We can control the condition using some oral antibiotics like Methotrexate.

The Melanocytes Transplant may work for armpits and groin, navel, and around the mouth. The skin around genitals and rectal area is sensitive. Body parts such as palms, soles and finger/toe tips are difficult for Melanocytes Transplantation.

No, the Melanocytes Transplantation is not painful.

There are no possible side effects or scarring of Melanocytes Transplantation.

The number of follow up sessions may depend on the area to be treated with the melanocytes transplantation. It is suggested that the larger area that needs melanocytes transplantation be treated in multiple sessions.

The individual can expect the repigmentation of the skin. It will take some time like 2-4 months completely for the skin to heal.

It remains for long if the skin responds to repigmentation.

No, there is no age limit but the transplant cannot be done with people who have highly sensitive skin. Children below 13 are not treated with such procedures.

The individuals who do not have highly sensitive skin and have fairly decent white patch are best for treatment. For the long patches the treatment will also take longer. The Vitiligo should also be stable with the patients so that the re-pigmentation shows good results. Other factors that affect the treatment include the type of vitiligo, location and patient’s phototype.

One session will take about 1-2 hours. Otherwise, It will depend on the area to be treated.

Yes, the doctor will conduct a patch site to judge the re-pigmentation at the donor and the receiver site. It is done to see how much time it takes for the skin to get repaired.

Pre Melanocytes Transplantation Treatment includes preventing any skin infection. The individuals may also avoid any oral medication that may hinder the pigmentation.
Post Melanocytes Transplantation Treatment will refer to keeping the receiver site in clean dressing. It will take some time to heal and repair. Avoid being in Sun as it may cause change in the color of the skin. Use proper medicines as prescribed.

Yes the treatment can be used for both men and women.


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