According to the VR Foundation, about .5 – 2% of the population suffer from vitiligo which includes people of all races and ages. It can start between the ages of 10 – 30 years. It can affect both men and women. Vitiligo is a skin condition where pigment is lost resulting in white patches. The white patches can occur anywhere in the body.
Vitiligo can happen anywhere on the body, but it’s more likely to develop in some of these areas:
- skin that’s exposed to the sun, such as the face or hands,
- skin that has folds, such as the elbows, knees, or groin,
- skin around the eyes, nostrils, belly button, and genital areas.
In addition, some people will notice white patches appearing inside their mouth and may have premature greying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard. Vitiligo can be safely and effectively treated with our advanced Excimer Laser Phototherapy.* Excimer delivers a precisely targeted, high dose of energy that causes repigmentation of the skin.* Most treatments take about five to seven minutes, three times a week for several months.* After 30 treatments or less, a majority of patients show 75% or more pigmentation in treated areas.*
*Results may vary; no guarantees.