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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 338-339
Ready-to-use device for dermabrasion in vitiligo surgery


1 Department of Dermatology, Amanza Skin Clinic, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Faculty of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
3 Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Date of Web Publication26-Nov-2020
 

   Abstract 

Adequate dermabrasion of recipient site is a crucial step in vitiligo surgery. We suggest the use of a commercially available mechanized abrader as an economical and efficient tool for dermabrasion especially in resource poor settings.

Keywords: Cellular grafting, dermabrasion, vitiligo, vitiligo surgery

How to cite this article:
Ashique KT, Kaliyadan F, Jayasree P. Ready-to-use device for dermabrasion in vitiligo surgery. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2020;13:338-9

How to cite this URL:
Ashique KT, Kaliyadan F, Jayasree P. Ready-to-use device for dermabrasion in vitiligo surgery. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 17];13:338-9. Available from: https://www.jcasonline.com/text.asp?2020/13/4/338/301500





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Vitiligo surgery is now being taken up in many centers even where resources are poor, and various simple techniques have been described for the preparation of the recipient skin.[1],[2] Optimal dermabrasion is the key to good results, and it is cumbersome when large lesions need to be operated.


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We use a mechanized abrader, which is readily available in online stores. It is intended primarily for pedicures (called electric callus remover) and can be easily sterilized by ethylene oxide method [Figure 1]A. The machine works on 5 V, and it can be operated by power banks used for mobile phone charging [Figure 1]B. It can easily dermabrade the surface, and prepare the bed for cellular grafting and similar procedures [[Figure 2], Video 1]. It is cheap, easily sterilizable, and battery operated. Also, it does not run as fast as the motorized dermabrader, so even amateurs can take up procedures at ease.
Figure 1: (A) Dermabrasion device after ethylene oxide sterilization. (B) The mechanism ready and connected to a power bank

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Figure 2: (A) Vitiligo patch on the right forehead. (B) Appreciable pin point bleeding on the dermabraded site. (C) Lesion recovering with normal pigmentation

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   References Top

1.
Al-Hadidi N, Griffith JL, Al-Jamal MS, Hamzavi I Role of recipient-site preparation techniques and post-operative wound dressing in the surgical management of vitiligo. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:79-87.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Ashique KT, Kaliyadan F, George RR Dermabrasion of the recipient skin in vitiligo surgery: an easier way out. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018;84:498-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

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Correspondence Address:
Karalikkattil T Ashique
Department of Dermatology, Amanza Skin Clinic, Perinthalmanna 679322, Kerala.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_28_20

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