Vitiligo causes loss of skin color in blotches. It can affect the skin on any part of the body, and is often symmetric. The rate of loss of pigment is unpredictalbe as is the extent of the loss.
Vitiligo can cause social distress, eye problems such as inflammation of the iris, and sun burn or skin cancer . It is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking the pigment cells in the skin, heredity and triggers such as sunburn, stress or exposure to industrial chemicals.
Treatment is available in the form of creams, pills, supplements and light therapy. The earlier vitiligo is treated, the better chance of recovering pigment, so make an appointment today to see what you can do to slow the progress of the disease and get the color or your skin back.