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A 18-year-old female asked:

My friend is having vitiligo - a small patch in his head . what is it's permanent treatment?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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.
Dr. ROBERT RHOADES
Allergy and Immunology 54 years experience
Skin gafting is best: Some topical medications may help.

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