Reason for the causes of vitiligo is unknown, but it doesn’t appear to be inherited. Most patients with vitiligo condition don’t have a family history of the disorder. The family history of such condition may increase the changes
It’s believed that vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, where disorder body’s immune system is attacking your own skin cells. The autoimmune disorder may be the cause of root in some of the people.
Vitiligo is not contagious, nor life-threatening. But, vitiligo can be life-altering. Some people develop low self-esteem. Genetic skin disease Vitiligo which resulting white patches on the skin. It develops at any stage of age and continuously progressive.
The exact cause of the disease is not known but genetic, immunologic, and biochemical.
Though no effect on the body is seen, the psychological and social disturbance is known. Patches are more visible on the dark skin, which is not like most of the ladies and even men also. So people with vitiligo white patch saw more stressed.
Vitiligo treatment can be done in following ways.
- Cream for the affected skin to correct pigmentation changes like steroid creams.
- Medicine such as calcineurin inhibitors
- Chemical peeling also helps
- The latest way to treat is through the laser, Narrowband UVB phototherapy.
Laser Treatment – Vitiligo
Laser Therapy: Now a day excimer laser treatments used to treat vitiligo, although results may not be permanent. The laser helps to re-pigment the skin. Light treatment is more effective on the face than hands and legs.
Using excimer laser at the specific wavelength of UVB(Ultraviolet B) lost pigments of the skin will back to the skin, ultimately gives natural color to the skin.
Area of the vitiligo lesions also makes a difference on results. Results are much better in the areas of the body which are especially sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Body parts like the face, neck, chest, arms, and legs, except for bony areas like knees and elbows and extremities like hands and feet.