Vitiligo is a skin condition whose exact cause is unknown. In Vitiligo, patches of skin lose their pigmentation. This disease affects an estimated 1% of the world’s population. It affects individuals of all ethnic origins and both sexes but is much more easily noticed on darker skin as areas that fail to tan.
Dr. Green Dermatology - VitiligoPrescription steroid creams are the safest and simplest initial treatment, especially for recently diagnosed or spreading Vitiligo. They are usually applied twice daily, and results require three to six months. Another form of treatment Dr. Green will use is the Xtrac Laser (Phototherapy), which uses ultraviolet light to stimulate the pigment cells to produce Melanin (pigment) again. XTRAC is the only FDA-cleared, clinically proven excimer laser that gets skin clear of psoriasis—and it works fast, with many patients seeing significant improvement and long-lasting remissions. Because XTRAC delivers a highly targeted, therapeutic beam of UVB light only to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis, healthy skin surrounding the lesions stays that way. XTRAC clears the symptoms, prolongs the remission and returns skin to a clinically healthy state in record time. All of this means XTRAC delivers consistently predictable results so patients experience more good days of living than bad.