I have not discussed this with any doctor because it scares me. However I have the question of whether this is to return the skin color and is it an ongoing treatment? Is it expensive treatment?
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
Hi my son (8) has been having UVB treatment for vitiligo for about 6 months now with good effect.
The dermatologist has prescribed him Protopic to use alongside the UVB treatment, but everything I can find about it says this concentration shouldn't be used in children under 16yrs and I don't really know what the side effects might be.
Has anyone else used this treatment with there child?
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!
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
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?
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’m wondering what other conditions people got after being diagnosed with vitiligo. Or before for that matter. I’ve seen some discussions of psoriasis. What other conditions did you get? Did they come before or after the vitiligo?
If anyone would be so kind as to answer this question. I know everyone’s spots are different and unique, but was just getting a sense of an idea on what’s going on with my hands. Even though this can be different for everyone, this helps me get a bit calm in understanding how it happened to others, plus I LOVE hearing everyone’s story about how it started with vitiligo. This helps me not feel so alone with this next chapter of vitiligo.
I pray this doesn’t seem intrusive to anyone. So if… read more