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Treatments for Vitiligo

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for vitiligo. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Benoquin (Monobenzone)

Overview
Benoquin is a topical prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for removing pigment in people with vitiligo that covers more than 50 percent of their body.1,2 The skin... read more

Calcipotriene

Overview
Calcipotriene (also referred to as Calcipotriol) is a topical drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for psoriasis. Calcipotriene is widely prescribed off-label to treat vitiligo... read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for vitiligo. Eligibility may be based on age, gender, which type of vitiligo you have, wher... read more

Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT)

Overview
Complementary and alternative therapies are sometimes used by people with vitiligo. Complementary or natural treatments for vitiligo include herbal preparations, nutritional supplements, and an outdoo... read more

Laser phototherapy

Overview
Laser is a form of phototherapy that treats small areas of skin affected by vitiligo.1 Treatment involves a narrow band of UVB light delivered directly to a vitiligo lesion via handheld exc... read more

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy

Overview
Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) is the most widely prescribed type of phototherapy for vitiligo.1 NB-UVB may be a first-line treatment for generalized vitiligo.2 One of the oldest vitili... read more

Oral corticosteroids

Overview
Oral corticosteroids - also known simply as steroids - are a class of prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. With vitiligo, low-dose oral cor... read more

Protopic (Tacrolimus)

Overview
Protopic, also known by its drug name Tacrolimus, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Protopic is prescribed ... read more

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) phototherapy

Overview
Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) phototherapy is a treatment for widespread vitiligo that helps repigment skin. It combines topical or oral psoralen, a medication that makes skin more sensitive to light, with UV... read more

Sun protection

Overview
When you have vitiligo, protecting your skin is essential. Skin that has lost its natural color can burn easily and worsen vitiligo.1 Sun exposure can also increase the contrast between nor... read more

Surgical procedures

Overview
In cases where conventional vitiligo treatments have not worked, surgery may be an option. Surgical procedures for vitiligo involve transferring skin tissue or pigmentation cells (melanocytes) from an... read more

Topical corticosteroids

Overview
Corticosteroids are a class of prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. In cases of vitiligo, topical corticosteroids are typically used as a f... read more

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