There currently is no cure for vitiligo but it is treatable. Treatment is aimed at restoring lost color in the skin. The type of treatment for vitiligo is dependent on factors including the area of the body affected as well as the patient's age, overall health and other medical conditions. Some patients may choose not to treat their vitiligo at all.
For those who undergo treatment, options include:
- Topical medications
- Light therapy
- Depigmentation (removing the remaining color)
There are advantages and disadvantages to different types of treatment. Your doctor can review your options and help you decide what is right for you.