If you have areas of skin that are significantly lighter than the surrounding skin, you may have vitiligo. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers diagnostic and treatment services for vitiligo to help children, adolescents, and adults who live in Birmingham, Alabaster, and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that causes your skin to lose color due to a loss of pigment cells. The affected skin appears much lighter than the surrounding skin. A person may develop patches over any part of their body, either limited or extensive in the amount of skin involved.
Benefits of Vitiligo Treatment:
When vitiligo is treated successfully, normal skin color can return. Since the white patches of vitiligo can be sensitive and impact one’s psyche, this successful treatment can restore confidence and one’s sense of well-being.
How Do I Know If I Need Vitiligo Treatment?
Vitiligo is not life threatening, so opting for treatment is a personal choice. If you are diagnosed with vitiligo, you may want to consider treatment to feel more comfortable socially and emotionally.
What to Expect from Vitiligo Treatment
Topical medications are the usual first-line treatments for patients with vitiligo. These treatments are safe and easy to use. If topical treatments do not produce the desired results, oral medications may be recommended. Your dermatologist will explain the anticipated results during the consultation.
Treating vitiligo is a gradual process, and your dermatologist will guide you through the treatment plan.
White patches on the skin may be caused by vitiligo. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers a range of treatments for vitiligo. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of our qualified dermatologists.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.