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Vitiligo Treatment


Vitiligo is a non-contagious disease in which the skin, eyes or hair lose their color. On the skin, color is lost in large sections. Vitiligo is the result of the loss of production of melanin, which is responsible for the color of the skin, eyes, and hair. Though vitiligo is not life-threatening, its appearance often has a deep psychological impact on its sufferers. Vitiligo is identified by skin that is significantly lighter than the skin on the rest of the body. 

Vitiligo can appear anywhere, but typically it will first develop on skin that is routinely exposed to sunlight.

Vitiligo symptoms may also appear inside the mouth or nose, where a loss of color can be seen, or in the eyes when the retina loses color.

Skin affected by vitiligo rarely reverts to its normal color.

Drugs cannot halt vitiligo’s progress; however, some drugs, or drugs used in combination with other remedies, can improve skin color. Some vitiligo treatments have significant side effects, and it is best to check with your dermatology provider at California Dermatology Institute to determine the best treatment for you. some more vitiligo treatment options include:

  • Medications
  • Creams that control inflammation
  • Calcipotriene (Dovonex) – a cream that can be used with corticosteroids
  • Medications to support the immune system
  • Depigmentation
  • Micropigmentation

Our dermatology providers will assess the extent and progression of your vitiligo and develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We will also provide guidance on camouflage techniques and psychological support to help you cope with the emotional aspects of vitiligo.

If you’re searching for a vitiligo dermatologist near you with the best treatment options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at the California Dermatology Institute. Our experienced vitiligo treatment dermatologist will provide a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.

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