Vitiligo is a skin disease which causes the destruction of melanocytes or pigment cells in the skin, leaving sufferers with white patches of skin in any area of the body, with a localized or random appearance. Although there are no exact causes underlying Vitiligo, most experts believe that it is in fact an autoimmune condition, causing the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack these particular melanocytes.
Vitiligo may run in the family or can be associated with other medical conditions, such as thyroid dysfunctions, manifesting itself between the ages of 20-30 in most sufferers. Although it is not painful and has no significant health consequences, Vitiligo causes great emotional and psychological distress. The condition firstly appears as smaller white patches on the skin, especially in sun-exposed areas of the body such as the face, hands, feet, arms or lips, but other common areas are the groin, armpits, eyes, nostrils, genitalia, navel and rectum. Vitiligo manifests itself in focal pattern (only a few areas), segmental pattern (patches on one side of the body) and generalized pattern, which is the most common (patches occur symmetrically on both sides of the body).
At Renew Skin & Health Clinic we put at your disposal only the best solutions when it comes to treating this skin pigmentation disease, namely the Deka Excilite-μ, a monochromatic Excimer light (MEL@308 nm) in a complete system for targeted phototherapy. The Vitiligo treatment with DEKA Excilite-μ proved to be highly effective in repigmenting the Vitiligo affected areas, requiring fewer sessions and reducing the irradiation dosage, which only targets the depigmented spots and does not affect the healthy tissue in any way. Due to these advantages, the DEKA Excilite-μ laser therapy is ideal for visible and more sensitive areas, like the face, minimizing side effects such as erythema and skin burns. Moreover, given the small size of the device, this is easily maneuverable, allowing our doctor specialist to target even the more inaccessible areas of the body.
Our doctor specialist at Renew Skin & Health Clinic will perform a prior specialized consultation to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the Vitiligo laser treatment using the DEKA Excilite-μ therapy, but in general there are no restrictions for potential clients. Another advantage of the Vitiligo laser treatment is that our specialist will be able to completely determine whether the treatment is working or not within the first 4 weeks of treatment. The duration of the DEKA Excilite-μ laser therapy is between 2 to 6 months, but this very much depends on the size of the areas to be treated. There is no medication required during the therapy, which is another plus, and the Vilitligo laser treatment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic guarantees results in approx. 98% of the cases. If there is no improvement after the treatment, we offer full refund.