A brief introduction
When melanocytes, the skin cells which
provide the unique colour to skin, have either been destroyed
by a medical condition or through physical trauma, skin becomes
white in colour.
Medical conditions such as vitiligo
disease / leucoderma, piebaldism, or halo nevus for example, cause
destruction of melanocytes. Burn scars often have white patches
where there are no melanocytes, and laser tattoo removal often
results in a loss of melanocytes as well as tattoo pigment.
Dr Sanjeev Mulekar
Dr Mulekar is a specialist dermatologist
with not only a keen interest in vitiligo treatment / leucoderma
treatment and research, but in any skin condition which results
in loss of pigmentation or white patches.
After an initial introduction to
autologous melanocyte transfer in 1995, Dr Mulekar went on to
develop and perfect this technique of restoring skin pigmentation
by transferring a patient's own melanocytes from an area of healthy
skin to areas of the skin which have white patches. To date, he
has treated over 3000 patients.
Dr Mulekar has published more than 18 papers
in peer reviewed journals, (see Publications)
and has been invited to present at a range of national and international
conferences. His method uses non-cultured melanocytes and can be
carried out at the point of care in an hour or up to three hours,
depending on the size of the area to be treated. Melanocyte Transfer
or Transplantation is an excellent method of treating stable vitiligo,
other forms of leucoderma such as piebaldism, or burn scar dischromia.
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Repigmentation or Vitiligo Treatment / Leucoderma Treatment using
autologous non-cultured melanocyte transfer is available in the
United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia & India.
Dr Sanjeev Mulekar is available for consultation at Wimpole Aesthetics
Centre in London, The Light Clinic in Riyadh, Kubba Clinic in New
Delhi and the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,
Contact Dr Mulekar