Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disorder which causes white patches to appear on the skin, and may even cause whitening of hair and eyelashes. Although it is not life threatening, it can cause significant distress from its disfiguring appearance. It may sometimes run in families, and may also be associated with other autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease, alopecia areata or diabetes.
TREATMENT & CARE FOR VITILIGO
Prescription topical creams, light treatment as well as laser treatment are used for the treatment of vitiligo. Sometimes, combination therapy may be required.
Early treatment of vitiligo patches is more likely to result in re-pigmentation. Do consult your dermatologist for your management options.