Dr.Mayavedamuthy is an adult and paediatric dermatologist with special interest in medical aesthetics. She is the founder director of RSV Skin Clinic and Laser Centre... View More

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It is a disease that causes loss of skin color in patches. The condition can affect any part of the body including hair & mouth. Treatment can restore color in the affected skin though recurrence may be there. Drugs can slow down the speed of pigment loss and help melanocytes regrow and restore colour. Several treatment options are available.


Phototherapy may be UVB or UVA and consists of medical grade light directed at affected skin for a small duration of time.


Micro needling is minimally invasive procedure which is usually used in combination with topical creams to yield more efficacy when the disease is stable.


It is a 308mm laser with ultraviolet B radiation system. It helps in the treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis, alopecia aerata, atopic dermatitis.


This is a laser skin resurfacing technique. It causes controlled dermal damage which stimulates new collagen production and remodeling of scar tissue. Immediately following the procedure a sensation similar to a sunburn can be expected. Peeling of the dead skin from the treatment area lasts 5 to 7 days and the skin gradually looks smoother with long lasting results. It is used to treat acne scars, traumatic scars, stretch marks, keloids, vitiligo, nail fungus, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.


It involves implanting small particles of inert pigment under the skin similar to a tattoo. Micro Pigmentation, also known as permanent camouflage, enhances facial features such as eyebrows, eyelashes and lips, and masks conditions like scarring and uneven pigmentation. The treatment can also be used to reconstruct the nipple and areola area of the breast. Since it fades with time, a touch up treatment is usually required periodically.


It is considered as an option when the disease is stable or where other treatment modes have not worked. Many techniques like skin grafting, blister grafting, cellular suspension of transplant are available.