Contact Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists for phototherapy for vitiligo and treatment for skin problems.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a condition that destroys cells that produce melanin in the skin, which are called melanocytes. It causes a loss of pigment or white patches on the skin, and also affects the mucous membranes and eyes. The signs of vitiligo can show up anywhere on the body, especially in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun.
Although it is not contagious or considered a serious condition, vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that worsens over time. Some cases of vitiligo have been linked to other medical conditions, such as hyperthyroidism, anemia and lupus. Therefore if you are experiencing the symptoms of vitiligo, it is important to obtain a professional diagnosis.
Phototherapy is one of the most effective treatments for vitiligo. It helps to restore the pigment in your skin with the use of ultraviolet light. Treatments are prescribed based on your condition, and results can be seen in as little as a few weeks. Phototherapy has become a preferred method of treatment for vitiligo, as it offers many advantages over surgery.
If you are interested in trying phototherapy for vitiligo, call us at (210) 829-5180 to make an appointment.
Additional information about vitiligo is available in our patient library.