Vitiligo Treatment in Miami, FL
Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute offers advanced treatments to people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and surrounding communities, dealing with vitiligo. Laser and light therapy leaves the patches less noticeable, giving people more confidence about their appearance.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition in which areas of the body lose the color in their skin leaving it much lighter than the surrounding areas. It causes the body to impede the pigment production causing white patches to appear. This condition affects all races of the population.
How is Vitiligo Treated?
Vitiligo is effectively treated with laser and light therapy. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, our dermatologists are well-trained at performing treatments on patients with vitiligo to diminish the appearance of the white patches.
What Do Vitiligo Treatments Involve?
People with vitiligo undergo a series of laser and light therapy treatments. During the process, narrow bands of light energy are moved across the white patches to promote re-pigmentation, making the white areas less noticeable. Light and laser therapy takes about an hour to complete with the number of treatments varying based on the extent of the condition and the skin tone of the healthy tissue.
What Should I Expect from Vitiligo Treatments?
While there is no downtime or recovery following laser and light treatments, you may have some redness or mild burning sensations immediately following the treatments. Your treatments lessen the appearance of the white patches over the course treatment. You should liberally apply moisturizer on a daily basis and sunscreen when in direct sunlight.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vitiligo Treatments?
If you have white patches that do seem to fade and think you may have vitiligo, we recommend you schedule a consultation at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin and determine if vitiligo or another skin condition is the cause of your skin discoloration.
Vitiligo causes white patches to appear on any part of the body. If you want more information on vitiligo and other skin conditions, or think you may have vitiligo, please contact Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute to schedule a consultation and evaluation.