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I have Vitiligo – How Much Depigmentation Can I Expect?

Vitiligo often causes distress for patients who experience the disease, and one of the most common questions is “How much skin depigmentation will I experience?”  Unfortunately, there is no way to predict whether Vitiligo will “spread” or appear on other areas of the patient’s body.  Some patients will not develop further depigmentated areas of the skin or hair, but other patients may experience more areas, especially after periods of intense emotional stress or physical illness.  While dealing with Vitiligo can be challenging – especially for younger patients, Houston has a support.  We encourage our patients to seek social support and learn coping skills from other patients.   Dr. Stephen Mahoney is a leading physician treating Vitiligo in Houston, and he remains ever vigilant in reviewing clinical trials, case studies, and innovative therapies.