Vitiligo is a common skin condition that causes white patches to appear on the skin. This is caused by a loss of the pigment-producing cells in the skin. In most people, only a few spots may appear, but in others the condition can be more widespread. Vitiligo is not infectious or contagious. Various management options are available including prescription based cortisone and non-cortisone creams, tablets or phototherapy (light treatment). Phototherapy is a free treatment for our patients. Surgical methods are reserved for patches that have been stable. Results of treatments dependant on the type and extent of the vitiligo. When treatments have failed or too extensive, some choose to embrace their condition or use cosmetic camouflage.
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