Condition Description | Condition Treatment

Skin color occasionally returns without treatment. Other people lose all of their pigment, causing the skin to become a white color. When the latter happens and the person no longer has patches of contrasting skin color, the person still has Vitiligo. Most cases of Vitiligo fall between these two extremes and can be successfully treated. Treatment options include:

  • Light Therapy such as Narrow Band Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) and PUVA
  • Creams and ointments such as corticosteroids, tacrolimus and calcipotriol to repigment small areas
  • Depigmentation to remove remaining pigment from the skin
  • Surgery by grafting skin from unaffected areas