TREATMENT FOR WHITE PATCHES GOES CELLULAR
City clinic offers Melanocyte Transplantation
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Apr 7: In a significant development, a City based dermatologist has introduced a latest treatment for people suffering from white spots (Leukoderma) who couldn’t be treated through medicines.
The treatment, called Melanocyte Transplantation, as per the medicos, is an advanced cellular transplantation technique for Vitiligo (Leukoderma). Prominent dermatologist Dr Imran Majid, who has started the procedure at his CUTIS Skin and Laser Institute at Karan Nagar said the success rate has been positive.
“Basically we started the procedure some three months back but were waiting for the results, which Alhamdulillah have been fruitful,” Dr Imran told Greater Kashmir.
Giving details, the medico who has done his specialization in Dermatology/Cosmetology from Lila Vati Hospital in Mumbai said: “The procedure involves the separation of individual cells with the help of certain chemicals from the skin. The desired cellular suspension is then applied on the non-responding white spot of skin (vitiliginous skin) and these cells then provide the necessary color to the affected skin.”
To a question, he said “There are definite advantages of this procedure over the tissue grafting procedures currently more common where an entire patch of normal skin is to be removed from one part and then placed at the other.”
“The most important advantage is the excellent cosmetic matching that is achieved as it is just a cellular suspension and not the whole skin that is transplanted,” he added.
“As the cells belong to the same individual, the color that is produced exactly matches that on the rest of the body. The second advantage of the procedure is that a relatively large area of the skin can be tackled in a single session,” he explained.
Observers said the procedure is currently available only at a few selected hospitals in the country.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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