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.
Not at this time. We currently have to treatment for it.
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. Read more...