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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches appear on the skin
Why us for vitiligo treatment?
Why us for vitiligo treatment?
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Our dermatologists are highly experienced and skilled to offer comprehensive care for vitiligo and related skin problems. We offer comprehensive detection, management and treatment of vitiligo at our state-of-the-art department of Dermatology. We are equipped with the most modern tools and technology for patient safety and enhanced experience.

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About vitiligo
About vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition in which your skin loses its colour from several areas on the body leading to the formation of white patches. This condition can occur at any part of the body and can also affect the hair and the inside of the mouth.

Vitiligo symptoms

This skin condition is characterised by the following signs and symptoms:

  • Loss of skin colour in random patches
  • Premature whitening of the hair
  • Discolouration of the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose
Types of vitiligo

The several types of vitiligo are divided based on the location it affects. These include:

  • Universal vitiligo – affecting nearly all of the skin surfaces
  • Generalised vitiligo – affecting most parts of the body in a symmetrical manner
  • Segmental vitiligo – affecting only one side of the body
  • Localised vitiligo – affecting only a few areas of the body
  • Acrofacial vitiligo – affecting only the face and hands
Vitiligo causes

Vitiligo usually occurs when the pigment-producing cells in the body die or stop producing melanin (the pigment responsible for giving you colour). This process leads to the whitening of patches. There is no exact reason why the pigment-producing cells die. Researches believe it can be related to the following:

  • An autoimmune disease
  • Family history
  • Skin trauma
Vitiligo treatment

Your treatment protocol depends upon your age, the amount of skin involved, the extremity of symptoms and the pace at which the disease is progressing. Common treatment methods include:

  • Medication
  • Light therapy
  • Depigmentation
  • Surgical skin grafting

Patient testimonials
Patient testimonials

FAQs
FAQs

You should protect yourself from UV rays of the sunlight, conceal affected areas and avoid getting a tattoo.

Common complications include social stigma, psychological stress, sunburn, vision and eye problems and hearing loss.