The pathogenesis of vitiligo hasn’t been established yet. There are many approaches though, we may use in order to treat it effectively. There has been a radical change in vitiligo treatments the last couple of decades and expert dermatologists find themselves in a much better position to manage this disease, than before.
Treating vitiligo in time produces better and longer lasting effects. We see the best results in younger patients and in patients who suffer from vitiligo for a shorter period of time. Therefore, vitiligo patients should look for the right specialist the soonest possible, so as to stop the lesion expansion.
Vitiligo should be handled as a chronic disease.
Even if vitiligo is treated successfully and in shorter periods of time compared to the past, there are quite a few cases that patches appear out of the blue. The causes for that have not yet been defined.
It is necessary that the treatment of vitiligo is “preserved” for life, and this includes: intake of vitamins B6 or B12, folic acid, and various antioxidants that are prescribed by a specialist based on the results of specific blood tests that the patient repeats a few times throughout the year. These blood tests show us when vitiligo is at its peak.
This is the latest directive for vitiligo patients, issued by the Vitiligo Research Foundation (U.S.A.), which work on vitiligo is tremendous.