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GROWTH FACTORS FOR VITILIGO
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a cutaneous illness which causes the loss of color (pigment) in certain areas of the skin and prompts the appearance of white and irregular patches.
Vitiligo may occur when immune cells destroy skin cells that generate melanin (melanocytes). It is believed that this destruction owes to an immune problem, but its root cause remains unknown.
Vitiligo may appear at any age. There seems to be an evident genetic influence, since affected family members have been registered in 30-40% of patients.
What are growth factors?
Growth factors are natural proteins that stimulate cellular growth, proliferation and differentiation. They maintain the structure of healthy skin, mediating between epidermal and dermal cells through specific receptors in the surface of target cells.
They are highly effective in fighting aging signs in the skin and cellular renewal at a local level, thus reducing wrinkles and increasing collagen synthesis.
Clínica Dr. Serrano is still researching these treatments.
Diagnosis and treatment of vitiligo with growth factors in Valencia
• Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel