Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by loss of pigmentation, forming patches of light skin . It can occur at any age and affects about 1% of the population. When someone develops vitiligo, pigment cells called melanocytes die and are usually not replaced. There is a positive family history and about 25% of the cases. The cause is unknown. It may be associated with autoimmune diseases such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
People of all races and ethnicities can develop vitiligo, but it is especially life-altering for people with darker skin types. The loss of pigment can be emotionally traumatic and physically disfiguring. It is important for patients with vitiligo to see a dermatologist to discuss treatment options, as there are many treatments that may help to regain pigment.
Treatment for Vitiligo:
We provide effective treatment for vitiligo through many different options.
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For more information about vitiligo, please visit these credible online sources:
The American Academy of Dermatology