Vitiligo causes the loss of skin color in blotches, which in turn leaves it de-pigmented. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo are unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. Vitiligo can occur at any age, but it usually makes its first appearance between 10-30 years of age. They could be stable or the unstable patches that keep spreading to other areas in intervals of months to years. Vitiligo without differentiation can affect all races and any gender equally. However, this becomes more noticeable in people with dark skin color. It has caused a social stigma attached to vitiligo though it isn't a severe disease.
Vitiligo can be treated with varying degrees of success. The type of treatments used depends upon the stage of vitiligo that the patient is experiencing. We at RD Skin clinic, assure effective solution with various treatments and therapies implied by our expert dermatologist Dr. Rachita, who indeed aims at eliminating the social stigma to divert the patients from suffering from psychological stress. Book a personal consultation today to determine the appropriate treatment best suited for your vitiligo problems.
Tips for managing
Use sunscreen every day. Protect your skin from the sun. Everyone who has vitiligo can benefit from sun protection. Skin that has lost its natural colour tends to sunburn easily. Use sunscreen every day. You want to generously apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. To get the protection you need, apply the sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside.
Wear clothing that protects your skin from the sun.
Do not get a tattoo. Getting a tattoo can cause something called the Koebner phenomenon. What this means is when you wound your skin, which getting a tattoo does, a new patch of vitiligo can appear about 10 to 14 days later.