No. There is no known cure for vitiligo.
No. We don't fully understand the pathophysiology of vitiligo. It is considered an autoimmune disorder, and sometimes associated with systemic autoimmune conditions. Treatment that are modestly successful all relate to suppressing the immune system in the skin, such as cortisone creams, steroid-sparing immunomodulators and uv therapy. Some people undergo punch grafts, but with modest success.
Yes. It resolves on its own about 1/3 of the time. When it doesn't go away, it can often be treated and made to go away. Using a variety of topical treatments with or without narrowband uvb or excimer laser, I can usually get it to go away for about 2/3 of my patients.
Not at this time. We currently have to treatment for it.
Ultraviolet light. Evidence has shown that some repigmentation of the areas involved with vitiligo can occur after treatment with ultraviolet light. There is also a laser that can help this condition ask your dermatologist about these treatments.
Waxes and wanes. Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options.