Vitiligo is a chronic condition that causes the skin to lighten in patches, usually on the face, hands and wrists. In many cases, the patches will enlarge or change shape. The affected skin tends to feel normal, and appear either suddenly or gradually.
While researchers have not identified the cause of vitiligo, lasers and topical medications can be effective in reducing the affected areas and improving the overall coloration of the skin. If your dermatologist determines that you suffer from vitiligo, he or she may try a number of treatments to discover which will best combat your symptoms.
If you notice patches without pigment on your skin, schedule an appointment with the expert doctors at Dermatology Consultants today.