New treatment could be ‘breakthrough’ for vitiligo

Doctors have discovered a combination of treatments that can return color to skin that has been lightened by vitiligo — the skin disease that turned Michael Jackson’s skin white. The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) — a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body’s immune response…

Could you have vitiligo? What you need to know about the skin condition

Just as people can develop darker patches of skin, where there’s an abundance of pigmentation, the opposite can happen too, where a loss of pigmentation results in noticeably pale, white patches. The medical name for this is vitiligo, and it affects around one in every 100 people in the UK. Michael Jackson reportedly had it,…

Vitiligo: 5 Ways To Help You Live Happily With Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition, which only affects the skin pigmentation. There is very little awareness about the condition, which affects one in 100 people worldwide. For most women, skin woes are a reoccurring nightmare. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition, which only affects the skin pigmentation. Apart from some cases where the discolored patches on…

Vitiligo Treatment: 16 Natural Ways to Improve Pigmentation

Somewhere between 0.5 and 2.0 percent of the global population has vitiligo, a disorder that affects pigmentation of the skin. With this condition, the cells that make the skin’s pigment, called melanocytes, are destroyed. This results in white blotchy patches. For some, vitiligo may occur on the face, neck or hands, causing a dramatic and…

5 THINGS TO KNOW VITILIGO RESEARCH AND TREATMENTS IN 2018

What’s the latest in vitiligo research and treatments? Living Dappled had the chance to find out in its first episode of “Ask the Experts” featuring Dr. John Harris, Director of the University of Massachusetts Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center. Hosted on Living Dappled’s Facebook, the live interview highlighted five things to know about vitiligo research…

18 Rapid Home Remedies for Vitiligo

he pigment melanin is responsible for the color of our skin.  Due to the destruction of pigment cells called melanin the skin will develop chalk white spots or patches. This is known as Vitiligo. Though vitiligo affects people from all races, the condition is more visible in people with darker skin. The problem causes distress…

Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Vitiligo (White Skin Patches)

Our hair and skin owe their natural color to the melanin-producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. But these cells can malfunction or die, leading to white patches on the skin that are medically called vitiligo. The late Michael Jackson was said to have vitiligo, which caused white patches and loss of pigment in his…

Surgical treatments for vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of skin to lose colour. It presents as depigmented (white) patches. Exposed body sites, such as the face, elbows, knees, hands and feet, are often involved, resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. Vitiligo is usually treated with creams and tablets, or by phototherapy. Vitiligo may fail to…