- Vitiligo is a condition in which your skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin, causing slowly enlarging white patches of irregular shapes to appear on your skin.
- Vitiligo affects all races, but may be more noticeable and disfiguring in people with darker skin. Vitiligo usually starts as small areas of pigment loss that spread with time. These changes in your skin can result in stress and worries about your appearance.
- There is no cure for vitiligo. The goal of treatment is to stop or slow the progression of pigment loss and, if you desire, attempt to return some color to your skin.
- The goal of therapy in vitiligo is to regenerate the damaged colour producing cells of the skin (melanocytes) and to correct the aberrant immune system. Normally, in vitiligo, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the color producing cells of skin, hence it is considered as an autoimmune disease.
The Way of Treatment
- Autologous melanocytes, the Royan Cell Therapy Center product, is derived from the patient's normal skin.
- Biopsies from the buttock of patients are the source of melanocytes which are isolated and used for the correction of vitiligo.
- Prior to final packaging cell visibility is assessed to be at least 100%.
- Melanocyte suspension cells manufactured with sterile components under aseptic conditions within the final package.
- These cells implanted via a fine gauge needle (gauge No 30)