The main sign of vitiligo is patchy loss of skin color. Usually, the discoloration first shows on sun-exposed areas, such as the hands, feet, arms, face and lips.
1. Patches of the skin losing their pigment (Colour of Skin)
2. Premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard
3. Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose (mucous membranes)
4. Loss of or change in color of the inner layer of the eyeball (retina)
Vitiligo may start at any age, any gender, any types of people. It can be treated by medicines, ultraviolet light therapy, laser devices, various types of surgery, etc, But still, there is lot research going to get permanent cure for vitiligo.
Treatments available for Vitiligo
Many treatments are available to help restore skin color or even out skin tone.
If you and your doctor decide to treat your condition with a drug, surgery or therapy, the process may take many months to judge its effectiveness. If one treatment does not show any improvement then sometimes Doctors require to try combination of treatment.
With advent of various research molecules in treatment of vitiligo, progression of vitiligo can be kept in check with help of topical creams and oral medicines