As most people do not have symptoms, treatment is not necessary. The spots on the skin generally disappear on their own without leaving scars. Within a few months, most lesions are gone. Occasionally, clearing takes years.
If lesions are widespread or cosmetically undesirable, there are several treatment options:
- Steroid cream (prescription) or an injection of steroids directly into the spot may help it disappear faster
- PUVA, a type of ultraviolet light therapy, may be used to treat widespread disease
- Other oral medications may be prescribed