Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to controlled ultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a drug that makes your skin sensitive to light.
Skin may be grafted from normally pigmented areas and placed onto areas where there is pigment loss. The white portion of skin is rubbed off or peeled off very superficially and a very thin skin graft contacting only the top most layer of skin with melanin pigment is applied over that. This is the most satisfactory method of treatment of vitiligo and considered as GOLD STANDARD treatment for vitiligo. But vitiligo must be stabled for at least 1-years for any surgical treatment to be useful or effective. Small vitiligo can be directly excised and closed using very fine stitches to make it almost invisible. Remember, after skin grafting or excision of the vitiligo, the final result may take 6-12 months, so plan your surgery well in advance to any social event or ceremony.