Vitiligo Therapy


Vitiligo is an immunological disease were the immune system affects pigment cells.  As a result the pigment cells become in active and stops making pigment.  The effected area of skin then becomes de-pigmented or white.  Vitiligo is a strong genetic component and there is often a family member suffering from the same condition.  It is not health threatening but is of a cosmetic concern.  Of the various modalities treatment available creams and ultraviolet light especially the excimer lamp are the most effective ones. 

Occasionally oral medications is used for short periods of time and then there are even some surgical treatment methods.  This is a specialist condition and your dermatologist at skinmatters will be able to advice you on this.