Does Phenol Work For Vitiligo Spots?

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Phenol for Vitiligo

  no, phenol will not help vitiligo spots.  Actually, there is nothing that will restore pigment back to the skin once it is lost.  Resurfacing techniques (such as phenol) may be helpful in lightening the surrounding skin to decrease the contrast between the vitiligo spots and the unaffected skin.


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Does phenol work for vitiligo spots

No - here's how phenol is used in vitiligo.

  • vitiligo bleaches the skin.
  • phenol bleaches the skin.
  • so phenol cannot correct the bleaching of vitiligo.
  • phenol is used to bleach normal, darker skin to decrease the contrast between bleached vitiligo spots and your normal skin color. 

Hope this helps!

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