Best Vitiligo Treatment in Hyderabad
These patches spread all over the body , neck face , other regions of body It is often called as depigmentation !!
Vitiligo is a skin condition where there is absence of pigment cells called melanocytes that results in white patches on the body. These white spots can happen anywhere over the body. Most frequently appears on the hands, forearms, feet, and face- around the eyes and mouth. It can appear at any age from child to adulthood.
Vitiligo Treatment at FMS Skin and Hair Clinics
There is currently no known cure for vitiligo, but there are several treatment options available to help manage the condition and improve the appearance of the skin. The choice of treatment depends on various factors, including the extent and location of the patches, the patient’s age, and personal preferences.
Topical corticosteroids: These are commonly prescribed as a first-line treatment and can help to repigment the affected areas. Corticosteriods works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune response.
Topical calcineurin inhibitors: These medications are often used when corticosteroids are ineffective or for sensitive areas such as the face. They also help to suppress the immune response.
Topical corticosteroids combined with calcipotriol: This combination therapy has shown promising results in some cases of vitiligo.
Narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy: This treatment involves exposing the affected skin to specific wavelengths of ultraviolet light. It stimulates repigmentation by promoting melanocyte activity.
Excimer laser: This targeted laser treatment delivers a focused beam of laser light to the affected areas, promoting repigmentation.
Depigmentation: In cases where vitiligo covers a large portion of the body, some people may choose to depigment the remaining pigmented skin. This involves using topical medications to lighten the unaffected areas, resulting in a more uniform appearance.
The effectiveness of vitiligo treatment can vary from person to person, and it may take several months to see noticeable results. The best advice is to consult board Certified Dermatologist for vitiligo Treatment
Vitiligo is a disease that causes areas of skin to lose its colour, resulting in white spots. Some may develop few spots, others may have more.
Vitiligo is not a curable condition but treatable one. Various treatment options may restore lost skin color.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease. This develops when your immune system attacks pigment making cells called melanocytes.
When vitiligo results in scattered white patches on different areas of the body, it’s called generalized vitiligo.
White patches appearing only over face, hands and feet is called acrofacial vitiligo.
Segmental vitiligo is another type of vitiligo. Color loss or white patches appear only on one side of the body over a segment. It does not spread after sometime.
Stable vitiligo is one where there is no spread of disease like new patches or increase in size of existing patches over a certain period of time. Unstable vitiligo is the vise versa.
Sometimes repigmentation is possible without any treatment. This happens only in few with fewer spots.
There is no one best treatment for vitiligo. It varies from patient to patient. It depends on what is best for each patient and factors like the type of vitiligo, the appearance, and how it is progressing also play important roles. Patient’s age, overall health condition etc. are also to be considered.
At FMS Skin, all modalities of vitiligo treatments are available including topical creams, lotions, and oral medications, light therapy- full body phototherapy, hand foot phototherapy, targeted phototherapy, lasers and surgery.
If you have vitiligo, It is always best to start the treatment at the earliest, the sooner the treatment starts, the more effective it tends to be. If left untreated for years, It is difficult to treat vitiligo.
It varies from person to person and type of vitiligo. It may take 3 weeks to 6 months to start showing results.
Side effects differ depending on the treatment options. Light therapy may cause itching, dryness, burning, blisters. Few creams may cause thinning of skin. Few oral medications prescribed for reduction of spread may have nausea etc.
Vitiligo treatments are effective in restoring a person’s natural skin tone and reduce vitiligo from spreading to other areas.