Vitiligo Overview

Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disorder that results in the loss of pigmentation. It can take the form of irregular white patches throughout the face and body. Vitiligo can occur at any age and is considered a progressive condition.

vitiligo on hands

What Causes Vitiligo?

A combination of genetics, biochemical, and neurogenic factors causes the condition to materialize.

Are There Different Types of Vitiligo?

  • Generalized vitiligo is the randomized scattering of depigmentation throughout the face and body. It is the most common form of vitiligo.
  • Universal vitiligo is a condition where 80% or more of the body is depigmented.
  • Focal vitiligo consists of localized patches where pigmentation is missing.
  • Acrofacial vitiligo typically occurs on the hands and face.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Our board-certified dermatologists are seeing exceptional results when using narrow band UVB phototherapy to re-pigment skin. Multiple sessions or combination treatments may be necessary, but we’ll be with you every step of the way.

During your consultation, we’ll assess your condition and customize a treatment plan which may include; phototherapy, Excimer laser treatments, medical-grade creams, and/or vitamin supplements.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*