Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition where the skin loses its colour. It is seen in areas where there is pigment like the skin, hair(scalp, eyebrow, eyelash, beard), inside the mouth and genitals. The skin lightens or turns completely white. Two conditions that are often mistaken for vitiligo are tinea versicolour or pityriasis alba

Treatment for vitiligo

  • Camouflage cosmetic and sunscreen
  • Topical steroid and topical calcineurin inhibitors
  • Oral medication
  • Phototherapy
  • Laser treatment
  • Skin grafting or repigmentation procedures