When the functioning of pigment creating cells stops or dies, then that results in Vitiligo condition. The condition leads to loss in your skin color like white or depigmented in any place of your body. The way it affects people are different, it will whiten a portion of your body, it may be inside your mouth, hair or any other body part. The complete cure for this disease has not found and once affected, it will last for the lifetime. The ultimate reason for this disease is unknown and Vitiligo will never infect.
Symptoms of Vitiligo
The important indication of vitiligo is the white color on the skin and will be able to find in more common areas of skin revealed to the sun.
Hands, face, feet and lips are the areas where we can see the patches commonly. Other parts that are more prone to vitiligo include:
- The armpits and curves.
- Around the mouth.
- Rectal areas.
Vitiligo affected people have their hair become gray early and people who have dark skin can see a failure of color within their mouths.
We cannot say that if the white patches spread or not, for some people it may spread. It will take years to spread vitiligo to the whole body, but we are unable to confirm the time period. It might spread fast if the affected person has a mental stress of physical stress.
Different treatments for Vitiligo
As per the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) this disease is not just a aesthetic trouble and instead, this is a physical condition which requires medical treatment.
Various treatment methods are mentioned as follows.
- Using sunscreen.
- Phototherapy with UVB light and UVA light.
- Skin grafts
The research for the vitiligo has been ongoing and the researchers made some great methods to treat the disease. The main treatment option is melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation.
Melanocytes are skin cells and they produce melanin. A total absence of skin color typically means that melanocytes have been totally shattered. In this surgical procedure melanocytes and keratinocytes removes from the dermal tissue under local anesthesia and grown in a culture for one day, then it is placed on the vitiligo patches. These cultured pigment cells restore skin color and tone. This transplant operation has a victory rate of 95% in patients and the best choice for Vitiligo surgical treatment.
Vitiligo can affect people of any age and gender. This is considered as an autoimmune disease and there is no complete cure for this, but some treatments can slow down its progress and can control the situation.
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