Dr. Shafali Yadav, a well-known skin and hair specialist in Lucknow, India provides efficient treatment for white patches.

White patches refer to the loss of normal skin pigmentation of skin. There can be many kinds of white patches, each differing in their cause. People of any age may get inflicted with white patches. Most of the times, its not a serious health disorder, but it casts a heavy psychological impact on the patient.

White patches can be caused by plethora of diseases, pityriasis alba (usually children), seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo, birth marks, leprosy etc. The treatment depends upon the cause of white patches.

Vitiligo carries a special stigma, nonetheless, its treatment is possible. Some sites of the body respond quicker to treatment than others. At times, vitiligo patches, especially those exposed to sun, show spontaneous repigmentation.

If the treatment for vitiligo is taken in early stages, then the results are usually very good. Old lesions also respond but rather slowly. Dr Shafali Yadav, one of the best dermatologists in Lucknow, offers latest and effective treatment for white patches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a disorder in which white patches appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed. These cells are called melanocytes (ma-LAN-o-sites). Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes (such as the tissue inside the mouth, nose and genitals) and the eye.
What causes vitiligo?
The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get the disorder.
Some researchers think that the melanocytes destroy themselves. Others think that a single event such as sunburn or emotional distress can cause vitiligo. But these events have not been proven to cause vitiligo.
Who is affected by vitiligo?
• Many people develop it in their twenties, but it can occur at any age.
• The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin.
• Vitiligo may also run in families.
• Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo.
What are the symptoms vitiligo?
White patches on the skin are the main sign of vitiligo. The patches may be on the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. Other common areas for white patches are: • The armpits and groin (where the leg meets the body)
• Around the mouth
• Eyes
• Upper and lower limbs
• Navel
• Genitals
• Rectal areas.
Often, the hair on vitiligo patch may turn white.
How is vitiligo treated?
Treatment may help make the skin look more even. The choice of treatment depends on:
• The number of white patches and body site
• How widespread the patches are
• The treatment the person prefers to use.
Treatments can take a long time, and sometimes they don't work, in which case, we need to switch to alternative lines of treatment. Current treatment options for vitiligo include medical (topical and oral steroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, psoralens, antioxidants, immunomodulators) and surgical (punch grafting, split skin grafting). Treatments are aimed at restoring color to the white patches of skin.


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