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Vitiligo treatment. Image 2 of 3. Surgeon using a tool to remove a plug of healthy skin from behind the ear of a woman who has vitiligo. The surgeon will transplant this skin to the affected area (pink) on her face, hoping to promote the growth of normal skin. This skin disorder, where the skin loses its natural pigmentation, is not well understood. It is not physically harmful, with the effects being mainly psychological and social, resulting from the patient's appearance. For this patient undergoing skin graft therapy, see images M729/051-053.
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