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Treatment Options for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a dermatological condition that causes areas of the patient’s skin and sometimes hair to become depigmented appearing as white patches.  Considerable research is underway for the treatment of this disease, and many medical “spas” in and around the Houston area claim they have cure-alls for this condition.  Patients should be wary of these health spas because the personnel are generally not licensed physicians and may do more harm than good.  Stephen Mahoney, M.D. of West Houston Dermatology is a leading physician treating Vitiligo.  Some medically approved therapies include topical steroids, Topical psoralen photochemotherapy, oral psoralen photochemotherapy.  There are also surgical therapies, such as skin grafting and micropigmentation.  For a treatment option that is custom designed for you, contact West Houston Dermatology.