Darst Dermatology offers personalized vitiligo treatment in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.
What Is Vitiligo?
When your skin loses pigment due to a lack of melanin, the result is called vitiligo. You’ll be left with white patches in various places on your body. It’s a common occurrence but is more noticeable among African-Americans. Vitiligo can be hereditary or the result of autoimmune or thyroid disorders.
People with vitiligo are more likely to develop skin cancer since the white skin is more easily damaged by the sun. And people with vitiligo of the skin may also lose pigmentation in their eyes. An ophthalmologist should be consulted in these cases.
How Is Vitiligo Treated?
Vitiligo is incurable, but the loss of pigmentation can be significantly decreased using topical medications that work with your autoimmune system. Dr. Darst can also stimulate your cells to make melanin using ultraviolet light. If you have very large areas of white skin, grafts can sometimes be used to restore pigment.
Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert vitiligo treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.