Vitiligo is a disorder that causes areas of skin to lose color, resulting in spots and patches of lighter skin on the body. The discolored areas usually get bigger with time, and this condition can affect the skin on any part of the body, e.g., hair and the inside of the mouth.
How does Vitiligo occur?
Normally, the color of hair and skin is determined by melanin. Depigmentation occurs when melanocytes, cells that are responsible for melanin production and skin pigmentation, die or stop functioning.
Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious. It can be stressful or make you feel bad about yourself.
The cause of vitiligo is not known, but there are different theories that include auto-immune disorder, genetic factors, neurogenic factors, viral causes, or stress. It occurs in less than 1% of the population throughout the world.
The most common vitiligo symptom is depigmentation of the skin on the hands, joints, and face. Even though the patches are small in the beginning, the white spots often grow bigger and change their shape. Loss of color also occurs in the areas around body openings, mouth, eyes, nostrils, genitals, and navel. Vitiligo is also manifested by premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or beard. Loss of color also occurs in the tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose.
People with vitiligo could also develop depression and mood disorders.
Treatment of vitiligo using Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF method)
There is no cure for vitiligo, but different treatments can be used to stop or slow down the disease from spreading, or to even re-pigment the depigmented areas. Treatment with one’s own blood plasma is extremely successfully applied in the Milojević Polyclinic.
How can vitiligo be treated?
Vitiligo can be successfully treated with stem cells and plasma.
Treatment of vitiligo with PRGF plasma
This is a treatment where we draw your blood and use a special centrifuge to extract your plasma full of growth factors and stem cells. As soon as 10 minutes after drawing your blood, we inject that plasma like a mesotherapy treatment into the entire face, décolleté, neck, and hands, using thin needles. The treatment is painless and fast.
Treatment of vitiligo with stem cells
How does it work? At the polyclinic, a doctor will take a small sample of your tissue from a place on your body that is not visible, such as behind your ear. It is completely painless because a local anesthetic is used. The tissue is then placed in the Rigeneracons device, a sterile fragmentation capsule. It takes just a few minutes for the automated system for taking and fragmenting tissue to separate stem cells using patented equipment and produce a suspension ready to be microinjected into the area that needs to be regenerated.
We provide the following treatments for vitiligo: