If you have noticed changes in your skin such as the development of white patches on the face or body, you might be concerned about what is happening. When you visit a dermatologist, you can get answers to conditions that are occurring and changes developing. This specific condition may be diagnosed by our team at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center as vitiligo.
What is vitiligo?
Drs. Marin Zaiac and Nardo Zaias of Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center describe vitiligo as a condition that causes the pigmentation of the skin to disappear. This often starts as small patches on the face or body, causing the skin to appear light. Others find it spreads and may feel self-conscious about their appearance due to this condition. It can also cause sections of hair to turn white, color loss in the mouth, and even changes in eye color. There is still a lot we don’t know about vitiligo, but it has been determined to be a purely cosmetic concern. It is not contagious, there doesn’t appear to be any genetic factor involved, and it can be easily diagnosed with an experienced physician. Some patients use bleaching creams to even out the skin tone, cosmetics to disguise the patches, or even light therapies to reduce the severity of the condition.
Can vitiligo go away?
Patients who develop this condition often ask Drs. Zaiac and Zaias about how to cure it. Unfortunately, for most, vitiligo is a lifelong condition. A small group of individuals who are diagnosed with vitiligo may find that their skin returns to its original color at some point. Other patients find that their vitiligo spread and grows larger.
Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of vitiligo with our team
At the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, patients in the areas of Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach have access to solutions for the skin with an experienced team of providers. Drs. Martin Zaiac and Nardo Zaias can help with a wide range of concerns. Call (305) 532-4478 today to make a request to visit any one of our two convenient locations. We are always accepting new and current patients into our state-of-the-art facility.