Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Katz Dermatology on Vitiligo

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is defined by general dermatologists as a skin condition which makes the skin to lose its color. In some cases vitiligo is seen as patches on the skin while other cases lose much more skin color. Vitiligo happens when the cells that are responsible for the production of melanin die or no longer produce melanin.

Is Vitiligo contagious?

According to Dr. Matthew Katz, Vitiligo is neither contagious or life-threatening. Though it could make a person less confident and develop low self-esteem.

What is the cure for Vitiligo?

Unfortunately as of today, there is still no cure yet for vitiligo but there are general dermatology treatments available to help slow down the progression of the skin condition. You should consult your trusted dermatologist for the best general dermatology or surgical dermatology, if applicable, treatment for your condition.

If you have anymore questions regarding Vitiligo we strongly suggest to consult your trusted dermatologist to have the most proper advice for your condition. If you are located near Rockville, Maryland (MD) you could contact us, schedule an appointment or visit us during our clinic hours at Katz Dermatology Clinic in Rockville, Maryland.