Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of skin to lose colour. It presents as depigmented (white) patches. Exposed body sites, such as the face, elbows, knees, hands and feet, are often involved, resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. Treatment of Vitiligo by creams and tablets, or byphototherapy may fail to improve or clear the patches.
Surgical treatment options can be considered in patients with stable vitiligo. The goal of vitiligo surgery is to achieve complete repigmentation that cosmetically matches the surrounding normal skin.