Vitiligo (Excimer laser)

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The skin condition vitiligo manifests itself in white spots. Extremely erratic and variable colour loss may occur. Any part of your body, from the inside of your mouth to your hair, is fair game for this ailment.

The pigment melanin is often responsible for hair and skin pigmentation. When melanin-producing cells die or stop functioning normally, the result is vitiligo. Vitiligo affects people of all skin tones, although those with darker complexion tend to notice it more. There is no risk of spreading the illness to others, and it is not fatal. It might be nerve-wracking or cause you to feel awkward about yourself.

What are the causes of vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a skin disease in which the skin loses its colour, leaving behind white spots or depigmented areas. It is not known for sure what causes vitiligo, but it is thought to be a mix of genetic, autoimmune, and environmental factors. It is thought that genes play a role because people with a family history of vitiligo are more likely to get it themselves. Autoimmune factors may also play a role. This is when the body’s immune system targets and kills melanocytes, which are the cells that make skin colour. Vitiligo can also be caused by things in the environment, like worry, pain, or being exposed to certain chemicals or toxins. But more study is needed to fully understand the complicated reasons for this disease. 

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