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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 […]

Vitiligo – What is It?

Vitiligo (pronounced (vit-ill-EYE-go)) is a skin disorder affecting the cells of the skin that make pigment (melanocytes), the mucous membranes, and retina of the eye.  The result is white patches of skin appearing over the body, and if the area happens to be the scalp, a person’s hair in that area usually turns white as […]