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Has Anyone Else Ordered A Home Phototherapy "machine"?
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

Dr. Lim just approved this for me as it is 40 minutes to treatment each way and getting harder with work. I am just wondering if it will be a big machine as well, how would I operate it alone, and where would I put it?

Would love to hear from someone who has done this.

And - I am not even sure yet if my insurance will cover it yet.

Have a great day!

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

I started NB UVB in 2002 in a dermatologist's office. The PA I was dealing with suggested a home unit after around a year of light treatments in their office. My insurance company paid for it. I doubt… read more

Laser Phototherapy
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Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home. Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link

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Yes have bought dermfix for my son. Have only been using it for a few days now. The instructions manual is very limited. Does anyone else use it. Some tips will be great

308 Better Than 311 In Phototherapy?
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For those who had effective re-pigmentation with home use handheld machine, do you use narrow band 311 UVB or latest excimer laser with 308 wavelength UVB?

I Have Melasma And Vitiligo
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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

Hi Carolyn
I'm late to this thread party. If you're still there I'll say two things
One, welcome to the menopause club! Whoohooo!!!
Two, if you're interested, you could try VV to even out your skin… read more

Is Phtotherapy Safe For The Kids ?
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I am from india, my son is having vitiligo. from 6 years we have been using different ayurvedic treatments over the years but its spreading. the major problem for me is the diet that comes with ayurvaedic treatment cannot vive give any food that is sour ( citric / Vitamin c ) and many more.

The reson for not going for phototherapy is hearing phototherapy is carsinogenic and it causes skin cancer. with kid i didnt want to take risk. But i heard the panel discussion from the experts and would… read more

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Narrow band UVB phototherapy could be an safer option and has been tested with no signs of cancer risk

Has Any One Bought A Phototherapy Lamp? I See Them Online For $300-$500 And Can’t Imagine Spending That And Not Having Results.
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

I found them on uvderma and would just like to know if anyone’s tried them?

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I just bought a blue light phototherapy home unit for $350. Still trying to figure out setting. It’s been about three weeks and it appears that some of my pigmentation is coming back in areas. Very… read more

IV Lamp Or Laser
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Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home? Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link
I looked into the clinics that does the laser but it’s so expensive and my insurance doesn’t cover it

Saw this post from 3 months ago but didn’t see any responses. Very interested as I recently got diagnosed

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Thank you!!

Is It Even Worth Using All These Creams And Medicines To Try And Stop The Spread Of Vitiligo?
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

I used a cream called Protopic 0,1%

For the first 3 months it removed a spot on my neck. After a while it stopped working and the spread of my vitiligo started to increase.

I also was recommended to take vitamin D tablets (1000 ICU) and Zinc. I have found that the spread is not reversing or slowing down. Seeing that there actually isn't really a cure, I have come to a point where I have stopped using the creams.

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I too have found that nothing works I've learned to deal with it in every spot that I have received begins as a heart and I still have many that look like hearts. I think it's a kiss from God and to… read more

Has Anyone Tried Peptides As A Treatment?
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

If so, have you experienced success? I am researching for possible treatment for my 10 year old. Topicals and phototherapy have been giving her anxiety and I'm trying to find alternative treatments for now.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

No, but please post if you get good results.

Does Phototherapy Works For Segmental Vitligo?
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Thanks