Vitiligo Treatment Program
Cuba offers one of the world’s most advanced Vitiligo Treatment Program. Vitiligo is a non-contagious condition whereby white spots are produced on different parts of the body due to the lack of melanocytes (cells responsible for producing color). Areas likely to be affected by Vitiligo are the face and neck, scalp, hands, legs and genitals and, though to a lesser degree, the mucous membranes such as the inside of the mouth and nose. When Vitiligo appears on the scalp hair in that area turns white in color.
There are three types of Vitiligo classified by the number of patches and on which area of the body the patches develop:
This type is most common type. It is the widespread of spots in a symmetrical way on both sides of the body.
One or more spots in one area occurring mostly on knees, fingers, elbows, lower back or genitals.
This type is the least common. It is the presence of spots on only one side of the body.
The cause of vitiligo is still unknown however a number of studies have shown that it is more common with people who suffer from hyperthyroidism, pernicious anemia or adrenocortical insufficiency. Some of the factors that may lead to developing vitiligo are autoimmune reaction, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, thyroid disease, diabetes, sunburn, viral infection or exposure to certain chemicals are . Incidence worldwide of this skin disease is less than 1%, with some populations averaging between 2-3% and as high as 16%. It is most often diagnosed in people between 10 years old and 40 years old and is found in all ethnic, racial and gender groups though it is more noticeable on darker skinned people.
Treatment for vitiligo through our services is by using the ointment Melagenina Plus, an alcoholic extract from the human placenta mixed with melagenina and calcium developed by Dr. Carlos Manuel Miyares Cao. This ointment works by stimulating the reproduction of melanocytes around the borders and/or inside the area affected. Studies have shown that it is effective in about 86% of patients, and when used properly results can be seen within 3 to 7 days. Melagenina Plus is safe and can be used on children, pregnant or nursing women and the elderly without any side effects.
To receive treatment in Cuba for vitiligo consultation with a specialist must first be made. Having evaluated the case, the specialist determines the length of treatment and indicates the number of bottles of the therapeutic product to be used.
Our experts recommend the suspension of all skin treatments 45 days before the arrival to Cuba.
Please note that the medication is not sold without an evaluation of a specialist and without prescription from a qualified doctor
This is an ambulatory service and includes:
- General Conference on this disease
- Specialized medical consultation
Our experts recommend the suspension of all skin treatments 45 days before the arrival to Cuba.Having evaluated the case, the specialist determines the length of treatment and indicates the number of bottles of the therapeutic product to be used.