Do you suffer from the loss of skin color in blotchy patterns? If so, you may be suffering from a disease called vitiligo. Vitiligo affects more than 200,000 Americans each year in the United States and unfortunately, cannot be cured. If you believe you’re suffering from vitiligo, it’s time for you to visit with a dermatologist.

What are the symptoms of vitiligo?

Vitiligo has a small range of symptoms; however, it’s noticeable because it affects the biggest organ in the body: Your skin. If you’re experiencing loss of skin color on any part of your body, including the inside of your mouth, your eyes and/or premature hair whitening, you may be suffering from this disease. Note: This disease is more noticeable in individuals with a darker pigment of skin.

What are my treatment options if I’m diagnosed with vitiligo?

Because vitiligo is non-reversible, there are many different treatment options available to help reduce skin discoloration. Medications, such as steroids and immunosuppressive drugs are often used. You may also be recommended a medical treatment called photodynamic therapy. Regardless of treatment, it’s important you always perform self-care, such as applying sunscreen and scheduling ultraviolet light therapy. If you’re uncertain you have vitiligo, or you were diagnosed by a specialist, please be sure to contact the leading dermatologists here in Boulder. We have the experience you can trust. Call us today or contact us online here. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.