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A 26-year-old male asked:

how the treatment of vitiligo ?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
Many: There are many treatments for vitiligo. Lesions on the face and neck respond the best. Lesions on the hands and feet take longer and sometimes don't respond. There is the excimer laser, light therapy like puva and nbuvb, topical creams like Protopic and minor surgery as skin grafting. Some vitamins and some eastern herbs are noted to help but have had little success in my experience.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there any treatment for vitiligo / leucoderma?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Yes: There are many effective treatments for this condition, including topical medications as well as light therapy.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is treatment for vitiligo?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase and calcium followed by uvb, calcipotriene and uvb treatments, surgical grafting with keratinocyte co-cultures, certain 308 excimer laser treatments with or without tacrolimus. Obvious discuss this with your skin doctor as there are even newer treatmen.
Terre Haute, IN
A 21-year-old female asked:

What treatment options are available for vitiligo?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Vitiligo Therapy: Four options are currently available for the treatment of vitiligo: sunscreens; cover-up; restoration of normal skin color through phototherapy, topical cortisone, growth of pigment cells in culture then transplantation back to host; and bleaching of normal skin with topical creams to remove normal skin pigment to make an even color.
Rockville, MD
A 39-year-old male asked:

What is the most effective treatment for vitiligo?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Now: Protopic and narrow band uv-b light therapy.
Scottsdale, AZ
A 29-year-old male asked:

Are there any treatment options for vitiligo ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes but: the odds of recovery are low. UVB-NB phototherapy however may be worth a try.

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