What are the treatment options for vitiligo?
The overall goal of treatment is to return the skin to its normal color or to even out your skin tone. Treatment depends on your age, the amount of skin involved, location of the affected areas, how quickly the disease is progressing, and how vitiligo is affecting your life.
Treatment is important because it can stop or slow the discoloration and return some of your normal color. Treatment results can vary and it’s hard to predict which treatments will work best for each case. Treatment can take many months to determine if it is going to work on your skin. Several treatments or a combination of treatments may be used until your dermatologist finds what works best for you. And, even if treatment is successful, it may not last, or new vitiligo may develop.
Some treatments carry serious side effects. A frank discussion with your dermatologist is essential to understand what may or may not happen with treatment.
Treatment options can include: