Vitiligo Photo Gallery

This gallery contains pictures of different types of vitiligo, responses to several treatments, black light photographs of vitiligo, which helps enhance areas of depigmentation, and examples of the different responses to phototherapy. Please click on the images to expand them and read more.

Types of Vitiligo

Segmental vitiligo

This type of vitiligo typically begins at an early age and affects only one area on one side of the body. It generally spreads fairly quickly at the onset, then slows and remains stable after a year or so and is rarely associated with autoimmune disease.

Confetti Depigmentation

This is a type of depigmentation that is an indicator of rapidly progressing vitiligo.

Phototherapy

Before

The use of NBUVB therapy for the treatment of vitiligo can be extremely successful, especially when combined with other therapies, such as corticosteroids and antioxidants.

Abdomen at baseline showing >90% depigmentation with arrow indicating an area of pigmentation.

After

Abdomen after approximately 6 months of combined NBUVB phototherapy (57 sessions, 1000mJ/cm²), oral corticosteroids, oral antioxidant and thyroid replacement, showing >90% repigmentation in a predominantly follicular pattern

Before

    Left ventral arm at baseline showing >90% depigmentation.

After

Left ventral arm after approximately 6 months of combined NBUVB phototherapy (57 sessions, 1000mJ/cm²), oral corticosteroids, oral antioxidant and thyroid replacement, showing >90% repigmentation in a predominantly follicular and diffuse pattern.

Before

Blister grafts are a type of surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves creating a blister using heat and suction, which is then removed and transplanted to an area affected by vitiligo.

Depigmented patch at baseline.

After

Blister grafts are a type of surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves creating a blister using heat and suction, which is then removed and transplanted to an area affected by vitiligo.

Repigmentation after blister graft.

Before

The Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure is a surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves taking a very thin skin graft from normal skin and creating a cell suspension, which is then applied to an area affected by vitiligo. The advantage of this procedure is that you can treat 10 cm² of affected skin with 1 cm² of normal skin.

Leg at baseline with depigmented patches.

After

The Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure is a surgical therapy for vitiligo that involves taking a very thin skin graft from normal skin and creating a cell suspension, which is then applied to an area affected by vitiligo. The advantage of this procedure is that you can treat 10 cm² of affected skin with 1 cm² of normal skin.

Leg six months after MKTP showing repigmentation.