Henry Ford is the only health system in the country that performs the Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure (MKTP) to treat vitiligo.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a skin condition affecting up to 6 million Americans. This condition causes pigment loss in the skin and hair, creating irregular white patches of skin.
The condition typically develops early in life, but can occur at any age. The process of pigment loss can stop on its own, but it may continue until most or all the body is affected.
Vitiligo is not contagious. While vitiligo may be more noticeable in individuals with darker skin tones, it affects all races and ethnicities. There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are treatment options available.
"This surgery offers hope to vitiligo patients" -Iltefat Hamzavi, M.D. a member of the Henry Ford Medical Group.
The Henry Ford Department of Dermatology offers patients multiple treatment options including:
- Light Therapy
- Surgical Treatment
Our doctors will work together with you create the best treatment plan for you.