Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterized by the presence of white spots. It appears between 10 and 30 years and is more frequent in women. Vitiligo can cause stoppage of re-pigmentation naturally or after a particular type of treatment for a certain disease. In the beginning, the disease might not cover the large skin area but as it progresses, it is noticed covering major part of your skin. The best way to tackle with this kind of skin condition is to work with a treatment that improves selective areas not the entire skin.Diagnosis And Treatment Of Vitiligo As it has been discussed a number of times that the Vitiligo lesions are developed due to loss of melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for skin pigmentation. The diagnosis is carried out in most of the vitiligo cases by the clinical examination of the patient's skin. Vitiligo is diagnosed from the realization of a complete medical history and a thorough exploration that is carried out by a dermatologist.
In some cases, you will need a tissue biopsy to rule out other diseases. You may to the optional values do a blood test to rule out anemia, a hypothyroidism or other diseases. Sometimes, a wood or slit lamp is used which is a UV light that makes the areas without melanocytes appear a bright white Colo. Sometimes a skin biopsy is performed to roll out other autoimmune diseases along with blood test with determination of thyroid hormones. David Paltrow review
The skin of the patients with vitiligo has no functioning of melanocytes (cells responsible for pigmentation) in the affected areas, so it is important to use sun protection creams on effected skin areas as they are always more prone to get burnt.Treatment of Vitiligo With Surgical Methods Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by the presence of areas DE pigmented skin due to loss of melanocytes. Specialists of the University Clinic of Navarra have managed to repigmneted DE pigmented areas using a new technique of cell therapy in chronic condition and it has been found to be very effective in improving vitiligo. Surgical treatment using sheets of epidermal cells is used when the vitiligo does not respond to other treatments.
It must never be a first-choice treatment or should be applied in an active vitiligo.There are drastic treatments, which include the depigmentation of dark areas, but we must take into account that melanin is protection for the skin, and who choose this treatment, know that it is dangerous and you must exit to exterior light, always, with a very high sunscreen.Options exposure to intense ultraviolet light (UVB narrowband light radiation therapy) are among the best treatments that are advised against vitiligo, thought, it might be very expensive for some but surely they have good effects. There are some medications of mouth of chemical origin, treatments of creams applied to the skin and derivatives of cortisone, immunosuppressant, drugs repigmentantes, etc.