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I Have Melasma And Vitiligo

I Have Melasma And Vitiligo

I am going through menopause and developed dark patches of Melasma on my cheeks. I also have small white patches of vitiligo. Being brown I am now 3 colours on my face!. My vitiligo appears trauma induced and is present on elbows, arms and knees.
I wonder when the melasma goes if vitiligo will replace the dark patches? Has anyone experienced this?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Not yet but I'm sure I will soon

posted 26 days ago

Are People With Vitiligo More Prone To Bug Bites, I Swear I Get Ate Up And It Seems To Be Around The White Areas

Are People With Vitiligo More Prone To Bug Bites, I Swear I Get Ate Up And It Seems To Be Around The White Areas

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I haven't found that to be the case for me @A MyVitiligoTeam Member. That said, my wife (who does not have vitiligo) seems to get eaten alive when we go… read more

posted 9 days ago

What Type Of Makeup Best Covers Vitiligo?

What Type Of Makeup Best Covers Vitiligo?

I have tried Dermablend. I don't like it because it turns my skin orange. HELP!

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Try typing "makeup" into the search (magnifying glass icon) and see who has made posts about it... hope it helps

posted 9 days ago

Is There A Cure For This Or A Treatment

Is There A Cure For This Or A Treatment

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hi Janet. There isn’t a cure but there are treatments available if you are interested. Check out the “Resources” tab for an article on treatments that… read more

posted 12 months ago

Complete Depigmentation Treatment

Complete Depigmentation Treatment

I have heard that there are some tablets/ creams that can completely depigment the body. If so what are these ? Any recommendations on doctors that provide this treatment ( especially in India) ? And what are the side effects of this treatment ?
Thank you in advance

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Where can you get this kind of treatment in the USA?

posted 6 months ago

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) Phototherapy

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) Phototherapy

When my vitiligo started I was treated with this medication and also tripsoralen I had to take the pills half an hour later take a sun cover very well my eyes. Very expensive medication. But between has skin cancer or cure the vitiligo I choose not continue with this medication ( it was for years) not result wasting money a frustrating

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

That’s the right actitud. When people Drs etc notice that you are anxious to find cure for your condition they take advantage of this , very few people… read more

posted 12 months ago

Weird Question, But It Is Possible To Get "age Spots" In A Vitiligo Affected Area?

Weird Question, But It Is Possible To Get "age Spots" In A Vitiligo Affected Area?

I have an appt. to see if my white patch is vitiligo, but I wonder if it could be since there's a brown "age spot" right in the middle of it. Anyone experience this before?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Interesting... today I noticed the age spot is losing pigmentation, now, too. Leading me closer to the diagnosis...

posted 2 months ago
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