Melanocytes are the cell responsible for the formation of the pigment often refers to as the melanin, which is responsible for the color of the skin. The malfunction of the melanocytes resulting in the demise of the production of the melanin is technically referred to as the Vitiligo. Exact cases of the Vitiligo has not been ascertaining yet. The available method of treatment of vitiligo is ineffective and expensive which necessitate alternative measure of treatment.
Vitiligo is often a frustrating condition for patients and dermatologists alike, but things are definitely looking up. Newer treatments are more effective and have fewer side effects. Furthermore, research in the pipeline now is very promising – both in eliminating the causes of vitiligo and forming new approaches to its treatment. As a dermatologist, I find that Vitiligo patients who stay abreast of the science behind the disease understand it better and make the best decisions regarding treatment, diet, and sun health. This books provides the medical information needed as well as practical tips for managing the condition. I do hope this book is useful for patients and families. Some of the material may appear at first to be “too hard” to read – but this is vitiligo – a lifelong condition with many causes and many approaches to treatment. If I had one wish beyond a cure for vitiligo it would be for it to become as well-known as freckles so that little children wouldn’t feel the need to have printed cards explaining vitiligo to pass out to curious strangers. I hope this book answers all your questions about the disease. Covered in this book: – The skin – Diagnosis – Causes – Triggers – Associated conditions – Management – Remedies – Treatments – Vitiligo Community – Costs – Mental health … and much more