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    VITILIGO

    Vitiligo Treatment in Bangalore

    Vitalsklinic provides A-class Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore proffering a set of expert dermatologists with years of experience. This exemplary service is provided at an affordable cost and promises to have no side effects. Vitalsklinic Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore has treated many people having mild to serious vitiligo stages and types.

    Vitiligo is a skin disorder where the skin starts to lose its colour causing the appearance of white patches on the skin. If a person develops vitiligo in a place where hair grows, the hair growth also loses pigments and turns white. The discolouration starts from the forearms, hands and generally from feet and face.

    Over a period of several months, Vitiligo that starts with small white patches may continue to gradually spread all over the body. It can also develop on the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, genital and rectal areas. Moreover, it can spread to the eyes and inner ears. About 1% of the global population has this condition where the skin cells producing the pigmentation chemical in the skin are destroyed by the body’s immune system.

    Smaller patches that can be called macules that are 5 mm or less usually shift and change over time with some areas losing and regaining their pigments. However, the larger patches stay in the same place and continue to widen and spread. The amount of affected area is different for every person.

    Vitiligo Causes

    Vitiligo disorder causes discolouration of skin in the form of small white patches which increases gradually all over the person’s body. Melanin is the chemical produced to provide and decide the colour and tone of the skin and hair.

    This loss of pigmentation is caused mainly due to loss of melanocytes that produce melanin for the skin. It can also affect the hair growing on the affected area of skin and the area inside one’s mouth. The primary cause of this failure of production of pigments is unclear but it may be related to –

    • Autoimmune Condition – Disorder of the immune system that kills its own cells.
    • Heredity – A family history of the disorder passed down to the descendants
    • Accidental contact with some strong toxic chemical
    • Stress induced triggers, excessive sunburn or skin irritation

    Vitiligo Types

    Vitiligo disease causes white spots on the skin and discolouration of hair growth in affected areas of the body. It can also cause white patches on the face, ears and inner ears. There are different types of vitiligo disease –

    Generalized – This type is where small macules appear in different places of the body while progressing symmetrically and is the generalized type of Vitiligo disorder. It is also the most common type of Vitiligo disease that people develop.

    Segmental – When the occurrence of white patches is restricted to one side of the body or one particular area of the body it is a segmental type of Vitiligo disease. In this type, patches start appearing on one part of the body like hands or face at a younger age.

    Mucosal – The type of Vitiligo disease where the mucous membranes of the genitals and/or the mouth are affected is called the mucosal type of Vitiligo disease. Patches start to appear on the genitals and the inner area of the mouth.

    Focal – In this type of Vitiligo disorder, white spots on skin appear in one particular area and do not spread in any chosen pattern within one to two years. This is a rare type of vitiligo disorder where white spots occur in one area of focus and does not spread for a long time.

    Trichome – Trichome is one of the types of Vitiligo disease where the white spot area is in the centre of a light pigmented skin followed by natural coloured skin.

    Universal – A type of Vitiligo where more than 80 % of the body is covered with white patches or lacks pigments. This is type of Vitiligo causes discolouration on nearly all skin surfaces and is rare.

    Acrofacial – In this type of Vitiligo, the affected areas of skin are usually the face and the hands and other body openings like the eyes, nose and even around the ears.

    Vitiligo Symptoms

    Melanin production and maintenance in the body decides the colour of the skin, hair and eyes for a person. When these melanin-producing cells called melanocytes die or stop functioning, a person starts developing Vitiligo or white patches on the face or skin. This disease affects all skin types but the visibility of the white spots may be higher in people with darker skin. Vitiligo and its symptoms are not life-threatening or contagious. Symptoms of vitiligo include –

    • Appearance of white patches on face, hands and other areas  around the body openings and genitals in the beginning
    • Premature graying of hair on any part of the body due to loss of pigments on the skin and scalp spreading to hair
    • Loss of colour pigments of hair on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or beard
    • Loss of skin colour pigments on the mucous membranes or the inner lining of the mouth and nose

    Vitiligo Recovery

    Vitiligo disease may start at any age in a person’s lifetime but for most people, it starts before the age of 30. It is not predictable how this disease progresses and sometimes it may even stop without the need of any treatment. However, in the majority of the cases, the skin colour pigments are lost gradually starting from small white patches that spread all over the body.

    Treatment for Vitiligo helps in restoring skin colour in affected areas but it does not help in preventing continued loss of pigments or the recurrence of it. There are different recovery treatments available for vitiligo disease. These vitiligo treatments are chosen depending on the age of the person, the area of skin involved, the pace of spread and the effect it is having on their life.

    • Medication to sooth inflammation – when early symptoms of vitiligo start to show, applying a prescribed cream to the affected skin might bring back the pigments. It is an easy to apply cream but the results take a long time to show and may also have side effects like skin thinning.
    • Medications for the immune system – As one of the vitiligo causes may be due to an immune system disorder, some medications may be prescribed to affect the immune system in a way that the areas of depigmentation come back to normal.
    • Therapies – Phototherapy or light therapy with narrow band Ultraviolet B rays help in reducing or slowing the pace of vitiligo spread. Many times it is used in combination with a plant derived substance called psoralen for the white patches on the skin to regain colour.
    • Depigmentation – In this process, when vitiligo disease has spread to most parts of the skin, application therapy is done to the unaffected areas to lighten them so that they blend with the affected areas.
    • Surgery – If treatments do not show response there is another option of surgery treatment. Skin grafting, blister grafting and cellular suspension transplant are a few options.

    Recovery

    These treatments can best be suggested by doctors by approaching a combination of some medications along with light therapy when the symptoms of vitiligo start to show. These treatments may have to be continuously judged in a span of few months to notice the difference and try different approaches or stick to the same. Doctors may also suggest an application of medicine to the skin as maintenance post the treatment to help prevent a recurrence.

    Though the results vary from person to person and are unpredictable, it is possible to restore skin colour or even out the skin tone through medications and light-based therapies. Some Vitiligo recovery treatments may have serious side effects and hence your doctor may rather advise applying makeup over the affected part.

    Vitalsklinic and their high quality set of doctors provide Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore. Experienced dermatologists and good quality Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore is difficult to find. At Vitalsklinic. Qualified dermatologists provide consultation and understand the person’s case thoroughly before starting any treatment. According to the affected skin area, the pace of the spread and how vitiligo disease is affecting the person’s life, these doctors recommended the treatment required.

    Vitalsklinic provides Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore at super affordable costing and promises the treatments show no side effects. Here at Vitalsklinic, vitiligo treatments and surgeries are performed after thorough consultation with qualified and experienced doctors of this field. State-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified staff that strive for perfection are the reasons why you should choose us.

    Call to book an appointment for Vitiligo treatment in Bangalore by our highly qualified doctors to live a Vitiligo-free life! Fill in your details along with your contact number to get a call back from us. For any queries, please call on the number provided as we provide 24/7 query solving service here at Vitalsklinic.

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    FAQs

    1. What is the right time for starting the treatment?

    It is advised to visit our clinic and get a consultation done as soon as symptoms of vitiligo start developing to understand the case faster. This will ensure preventing further spread and on time treatment of the existing ones.

    • How much time will the treatment take?

    The duration of the treatment depends on the type and stage of the case. Treatments typically range from 6 months to 2 years

    • Do these treatments require blood tests?

    Yes, to understand the case of vitiligo in a person better it is important to take their blood tests. These blood samples help in determining the deficiencies present, other organ functions and the presence of any autoimmune diseases.

    • Is Vitiligo contagious?

    No, Vitiligo is not contagious and does not spread by touch

    • Is light therapy or photo therapy safe?

    Light treatment helps in stimulating the production of pigments and is a completely safe and simple treatment. It can be used to treat people of all ages and even during pregnancy.

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