Vitiligo Specialist

Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC

Dermatology Clinic and Mohs Surgery located in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover NH

If you have white patches of skin anywhere on your body, you may have vitiligo. At Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, which has locations in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover, New Hampshire, you can get treatment for vitiligo to improve your skin tone. Find out which vitiligo treatment is best for you by booking a consultation today. You can conveniently book an appointment either online or over the phone.

Vitiligo Q & A

What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes the pigment-forming cells of your skin — known as melanocytes — to become destroyed by your immune system. As a result, your skin loses pigmentation, and you start developing patches that are very pale and white.

In many cases, vitiligo is hereditary. It also tends to appear in areas that have minor to significant sun damage, like your legs, arms, face, and hands.

Although vitiligo can affect anyone of any age or ethnicity, it’s most common to develop the condition before the age of 20, and symptoms are more easily noticeable on darker skin. Plus, if you have vitiligo, you’re more likely to develop other autoimmune diseases, including alopecia areata, pernicious anemia, and Addison’s disease, to name a few.

Do I need to see a dermatologist for vitiligo?

Vitiligo isn’t a serious medical concern, and no cure exists. But because it can progress and make you feel incredibly self-conscious about your skin, the team at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, provide several solutions to improve the appearance of your skin. Since vitiligo is known for affecting your confidence, it’s important to have a vitiligo examination if your vitiligo is :

  • Keeping you from enjoyable activities
  • Progressing or spreading
  • Covering your face

The entire Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, team is dedicated to helping you find just the right solution for your vitiligo, so you can start feeling more confident in your own skin.

How is vitiligo treated?

Your vitiligo treatment plan is entirely tailored to you and the severity of your condition. Vitiligo treatments from Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, can include:

  • A combination drug and light therapy treatment
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory creams
  • Prescription-strength steroid creams
  • Laser light therapy sessions  
  • Autologous skin grafts (last resort)

Because vitiligo is known for impacting the way you look and feel, you shouldn’t delay getting started on treatment any longer. The top-ranked dermatology team at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, help you manage your vitiligo treatment plan, so you can restore a more natural, even skin tone.

You have plenty of options for vitiligo treatment at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC. Click on the online scheduler to book your vitiligo exam, or call your nearest location directly.

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