After six weeks of apremilast treatment, she reported she believed she was starting to repigment
. She continued treatment with apremilast at 30 mg twice daily.
UVB/UVA1 Combined Therapy: Besides lasers, light sources emitting ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation have been shown to repigment
Finding ways to activate these pathways, researchers say, could lead to therapies that repigment
skin cells damaged in vitiligo, a disfiguring illness marked by the loss of skin pigmentation, leaving a blotchy, white appearance.
Methods of autologous transplantation of melanocytes have been developed to repigment
lesions that are stable, as well as those that are refractory to medical therapies.
Disease-altering interventions aim to repigment
vitiligo lesions; lifestyle-altering therapies modify participants' mechanisms of coping with the disfiguration.
Reassure patients that 95% of these halos will repigment
, though it may take years.
The active ingredient in these seeds, xanthotoxin, combined with sunlight to repigment
the affected areas.
William Hanke, M.D., of Indianapolis, Indiana, "It is sometimes possible to repigment
the white skin with a special drug/light treatment called PUVA....
These cells multiply and repigment
the depigmented area.
Oral and topical medications of psolarens (UV photosensitisers)--Trisoralen or Oxsoralen-Ultra combined with UVA irradiation repigment
areas of skin and is moderately effective treatment with a high relapse rate and potential side effects.
In one patient with leucotrichia, the depigmented eyebrow was also repigmented
supporting the hypothesis of retrograde migration of the melanocytes.
The color match of the repigmented
skin was excellent in all patients in the NB-UVB group, but in only 44% of those in the PUVA group.