Condition Description | Condition Treatment

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