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Which Vitiligo Treatments Work?
I want to know what are the best vitiligo treatments? Can someone help me figure it out?
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Treatments For Vitiligo
Vitiligo is caused by the loss of melanocytes, the pigment-making cells, of the skin. It consists of well-defined white patches in normal skin. Usually there are a few, large, irregularly- shaped areas rather than many small patches. Vitiligo is slowly progressively, although it may remain static or even show areas of repigmentation. It is obviously more noticeable in patients with dark skin types for whom it can be a major cosmetic problem. Most authorities now feel it is auto-immune, ie...
Treatments for vitiligo
Treamt of vitiligo is often a challenge and can require patience and persistence. Not all treatments work for every patient and some vitiligo can be very difficult to treat. It is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to diagnose and treat vitiligo. Vitiligo that has been present for many years is often more difficult to treat than newer areas. Some areas of the body (like the hands and feet) are more difficult to treat, while other areas (like the face or...