The depigmented skin patches are located on the body, usually in places exposed to the sun, such as the face, lips, hands, legs, arms, and differ from one another. Some other commonly affected areas are the elbows, knees, breasts, chest, as well as areas next to body orifices, such as around the eyes, the mouth, the navel, the genitals and the anus. Often enough, depigmentation is observed on the eyebrows, eyelashes and generally on all the hairy parts of the body.

The skin which is affected by vitiligo doesn’t differ from the healthy skin in anything as to appearance and tactility, except for the lesion area; in some cases, pruritus (itching) and excessive perspiration may occur. Vitiligo is not an infectious or contagious disease and is not transmitted through bodily contact from the patient.