Q: Are white spots on face a symptom of a disease?
A: Yes, it’s known as vitiligo. It’s when white colorless spots begin to appear on your face, then they are enlarging and joining with each other. In rare cases white spots disappear by themselves, but more often the disease is progressing.
Q: Is vitiligo contagious?
A: Absolutely not. Besides, it’s not dangerous either.
Q: Is vitiligo a widespread condition? Who gets affected?
A: Relatively, yes. Presently 1-4% of the world population is affected by vitiligo. More often it’s found in young people under 20 y.o. regardless of age or race.
Q: How is vitiligo diagnosed?
A: There’s an opinion that white spots is nothing else than a signal from your organism, indicating that something is wrong with your inner organs. That’s why a dermatologist recommends examination of the endocrine system, digestive tract and blood tests.
Q: How to treat vitiligo?
A: Usually a complex therapy is prescribed. A patient takes vitamins and medications, increasing skin sensitivity towards sun rays. These medications stimulate the production of melanin. To boost repigmentation, it’s recommended to introduce corticosteroids and certain procedures, such as phototherapy, PUVA therapy and some others.
Q: Are there any methods to get rid of unsightly white spots once and for all?
A: Some clinics offer a method of total skin depigmentation, i.e. skin bleaching with laser technology. The process lasts for a whole year but the effect remains forever.
Q: How to make white spots on face less visible?
A: You can use regular skin tone cream or auto-tanning solutions. If you select the right tone, matching healthy skin areas, nobody will know you have vitiligo.