Vitiligo - Diagnosis & Treatment

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes the skin to lose color.

Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own pigmented cells called melanocytes. This condition can present on any area where pigment exists, including the skin and hair, mouth, and genital region.

No matter the age, vitiligo can have a psychosocial impact, ranging from anxiety and low self-esteem to depression.

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Treatment for Vitiligo

This condition is unpredictable and the treatment response is variable among patients. There is no cure for vitiligo, but some treatments may help the skin pigment return.

While there are no treatment options "approved" for vitiligo, we have had success with:

  • Topical steroids
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors
  • Narrowband UVB light therapy
  • Other uniquely compounded therapies

The providers at Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas take many factors into account when designing a treatment plan for their patients.

Take a look at what a difference having the proper and appropriate plan can mean in the treatment of Vitiligo.