Fractional CO2 laser pretreatment, along with autologous hair transplantation and narrow-band UVB phototherapy demonstrated efficacy in treating refractory and stable vitiligo, according to published study results.

Amir Feily , MD, of the dermatology department at Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran, and colleagues studied 20 patients (15 women; mean age, 30.6 years) in Iran with symmetrical and stable refractory vitiligo and Fitzpatrick skin type IV. The mean disease duration was 11.9 years.

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