A brief note on Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin pigmentation disorder that is caused when the melanocytes (skin cells) that produce skin pigmentations called melanin is affected. The cause of vitiligo is still not very clear, but according to some theories people with vitiligo develop antibodies that attacks the melanocytes.

VItiligo is not generally inherited, but it can be in some cases. However, most people with vitiligo do not have a family history of the disorder. A number of genetic diseases that affect the melanocytes which gives an insight into how vitiligo is transmitted genetically. The number of genetic diseases associated with the diseases gives us an insight into how vitiligo develops and how we can counter it. Deep scarring due to burn injuries can also result in vitiligo.

There are a number of different types of treatments for vitiligo that one can undergo, depending on how serious the condition is. The symptoms of vitiligo comes in the form of white patches that appear at the hands, feet, face and lips. Vitiligo generally occurs in a few areas on a few parts of the body.

Asian Hair and Skin Clinic provides quality treatment to counter vitiligo in adults and children. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.asianhairnskinclinic.com

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