Vitiligo, or widely known as leucoderma, is a disease in which the skin color so progressive. According to some recent studies, this disease affects 1% of the world population and have not been identified distinctions of sex, age, latitude geographical or race.
For the purpose of this article Cheri Lindsay, 25, and Phillip Lindsay, 52, who have this rare skin condition, shared their story.
A good news for those suffering from this disease comes from Cuba. Namely doctors in Cuba discovered a cure for this vicious disease and the main feature of this cure are the depigmentation of skin areas, especially in the face, limbs or genital area.
As you probably already know the most affected parts of the human body from this disease are the skin areas, especially the face, then the genital areas or the limbs. The bad thing about this disease is that it can spread really quickly throughout the skin and de-pigment it almost completely.
This happens due to the destruction of melanocytes, the cells that are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin.
However good news come from Cuba, where doctors managed to find a cure for this disease. Also they developed a full treatment for this disease.
- At the beginning of this treatment you need to consult the International Clinical Service and you need to stay in Cuba for minimum 3 days.
You can consult the medical stuff every day from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. The price of this treatment is 120.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos). For the purpose of the treatment you need to take a biopsy result of the skin. However you need to know that one can also be performed in the center for a price of 150.00 CUC
As a patient you do not have to stay at the hospital. You can stay in some hotel, because the treatment itself is ambulatory.
You should also know that each treatment session is priced 40.00 CUC
The best thing about this treatment is that you do not have to make a reservation for each session, because the patients are treated in order of arrival at Histotherapy Center located at Calle 18 No. 4302 corner to 43. Miramar, Playa, Havana, Cuba.
Also you need to know that after only a couple of sessions, the patient can return home and continue his treatment there.
As for the home treatment you will have to take the prescribed amount of drugs in order to finish the treatment. You should also know that this amount will depend directly on the degree of extension of the disease on your body surface. The medicine used for treating this disease is called Melagenina Plus and each bottle is costs 36.00 CUC.
At this point you must also know that this drug is not sold freely. To get to it, first you must undergo a prior medical examination and you must have a prescription by the Centre. The price of the treatment includes consultation and three treatment sessions.
The drug: Melagenina Plus
As for the medicine itself you need to know that the medicine is in fact an alcoholic extract of human placenta. Even though it sounds strange and disgusting, this medicine has the ability to increase production of melanocytes, which is excellent for the treatment itself. This remedy also accelerates the process of melanin production in these cells.