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Causes and Treatment for Vitiligo for residents in Huntington, New York

What Causes Vitiligo And Treatments Available at Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington NY Area

Life with vitiligo is a constant struggle to hold on to your identity. Vitiligo (also known as leukoderma) is a medical condition that impacts all people. This chronic condition leads to the loss of pigmentation on one’s skin. Sadly, vitiligo is incredibly unpredictable and can affect skin anywhere on the body. It’s said that between one and two percent of Americans live with vitiligo. What Causes Vitiligo? Vitiligo occurs when the body’s melanin-producing cells begin to die or not function as they should. Once the body stops producing melanin, the affected skin will lose all color. Diagnosing Vitiligo A doctor … Continue reading

A cure for vitiligo is possible with XTRAC excimer laser in Huntington, NY

Laser treatment for vitiligo

Are you ready for a cure for your vitiligo? The Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY is excited to offer the XTRAC laser, which is a painless, effective treatment to eliminate the symptoms of vitiligo. What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is white spots on the skin that can vary in size. It’s caused when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, stop producing melanin. The most common body sites for vitiligo are: Face, hands, and chest Around any openings such as the eyes, nostrils, mouth, nipples, belly button, and genitals Arm pits and groin Hair (both scalp and facial) … Continue reading

Selective laser therapy with XTRAC Excimer treatment for Vitiligo in Huntington, NY

Vitiligo on the hands

Have you been told that there is no cure for Vitiligo? Technically, that’s a true statement, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be treated and controlled effectively. At the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, we have experience lessening the appearance of white patches with laser therapy. Using excimer lasers, we’re able to target the areas of vitiligo safely and often more effectively than alternative options such as topical creams, or traditional UVB therapy lightboxes. What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo appears as white patches of skin on various areas of the body as a result of pigment loss. It’s a chronic … Continue reading

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