Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder of the skin that causes areas of the skin to lose color, resulting in white patches. Sometimes, the condition can cause pigment loss in hair, eyes, or even the mouth. At Greenwich Point Dermatology in Greenwich, CT, Dr. Dolder can diagnose your vitiligo and help you manage your condition, reducing the patchiness and cosmetic impact on your appearance.

What causes vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a benign condition that is the result of melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells in our body, dying, leaving white patches on the skin. It is most often found in patients with a family history of vitiligo or with an autoimmune disease.

While there is no cure or guaranteed prevention, understanding and avoiding triggers such as stress, sun exposure, and certain chemicals can help limit the spread of the patches.

What are my treatment options for vitiligo?

While vitiligo is not painful, it can be itchy and unsightly. To slow the progression of the condition and enhance your appearance, it is best to seek professional treatment.

During your consultation with Dr. Dolder, she can discuss your treatment goals and help you determine the best protocol. Treatment may include:

  • topical creams
  • steroid injections
  • oral medications
  • light therapies

lifestyle modifications to reduce stress and sun exposure To learn more about vitiligo and your treatment options or to book a consultation at Greenwich Point Dermatology, please contact us here or email info@greenwichpointderm.com.