vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disease that causes the skin to lose its color in different blotches. The extent and rate of color loss due to vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect any part of the body. It can also affect the hair, mouth, and even the eyes. Normally the color of hair and eyes are depicted by melanin, but vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die out or they stop functioning.

This skin disease tends to affect people of all skin types but it is more common in people who have dark skin. It is not life threatening and it is not contagious. Treatment can improve the appearance of the skin but this disease is not curable.

Some of the signs include discoloration of the skin, premature whitening or graying of the hair on the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard. It also involves loss of color in the tissues that are found on the side of the mouth and nose.

  1. September 4, 2016

    Vitiligo is a long term skin disorder characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment, which occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop functioning. Many people develop it in their twenties, but it can occur at any age. The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin. The patches of this problem are more common in areas where the skin is exposed to the sun and they can be on the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips.

  2. September 9, 2016

    Have you seen the models with this? They look trippy, but they’re smoking hot anyway. I think it would be kind of cool.. It doesn’t hurt, right? It’s like getting a tattoo that changes. I’d love to stand out in a crowd like that!

Write a comment:

*

Your email address will not be published.

The National Drug and Poison Information Center 1-800-222-1222

Copyright @ 2012-2019 All Rights Reserved. My Pharmacy Visit does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Skip to toolbar