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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 4 months ago

Protopic 0.03% Vs 0.1%

Protopic 0.03% Vs 0.1%

Hello all
I’m a 35 yr old make based in Uk. I have recently developed vitiligo below both eyes
I saw a dermatologist who prescribed Protopic 0.03. I have only been using it for 5 days, so it’s too soon to see any results
However I have since discovered that a 0.1% version exists, and the 0.03% version is usually used for children.
I’m now wondering why the weaker version was prescribed. And given that I’ve read that it’s important to treat the spots early, I’m… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Any Vitiligo members in Honolulu?

posted 9 days ago

Stress Trigger?

Stress Trigger?

Can anyone explain why stress triggers vitiligo or makes it spread more quickly?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hello I don't know wish I did

posted 3 months 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 about 1 year 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 9 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 about 1 year ago
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