A 18-year-old female asked:
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my friend is having vitiligo - a small patch in his head . what is it's permanent treatment?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Vitiligo: Therapy for vitiligo takes a long time-it usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy. Current treatment options for vitiligo include topical medication, phototherapy, surgery, and others.
Answered on Jan 20, 2013
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Dr. ROBERT RHOADES
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin gafting is best: Some topical medications may help.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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