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Vitiligo: What Causes it & how to Cure it?

Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition that affects only 2% of the total population around the world. This skin disease can affect both men and women, and all skin types. It usually occurs before the age of 20.

This skin condition is hugely stigmatized, especially in Africa where people with vitiligo are discriminated. Religious beliefs and superstition play an important role in this stigmatization. Indeed, it is believed by many tribes that vitiligo is a fury of the gods upon a person, a curse or a spiritual attack.

What are the symptoms of this skin disease

It comes in white patches of skin which are the only symptom of the disease. It mostly appears on visible areas like the hands, the face, and the arms. People with vitiligo may also become sensitive to the sunlight because their skin is no longer protected by melanocytes.

Vitiligo, which is not a malignant skin disease, is more obvious in people with dark skin because of the significant contrast of colours. This may worsen the patients’ psychological and physical health. The most famous person who had this skin condition was Michael Jackson.

What causes this skin disease?

The main factor that causes this disease is the loss of melanocytes (skin pigmentation cells that produces melanin). Other researches demonstrated that genetics play an important role in the onset of this skin condition.

Fortunately, the dermatologists of our partner clinics and hospitals in Turkey are known for being the best doctors in Vitiligo Treatment.

What are the types of this skin disease?

There are two basic types of this skin disease which are:

  • Nonsegmental vitiligo or vitiligo vulgaris develops over time. Its beginning is dominated by the appearance of simple white spots at the level of the feet, hands, and face that can be preceded by itching.  
  • Unilateral vitiligo affects a specific area of the body that is depigmented. This type is not common since it affects about 15% of our patients.

Who can be affected by this disease?

The patients who have vitiligo usually suffer from other immune system disorders such as:

  • Type 1 diabetes;
  • Addison’s disease;
  • Pernicious anaemia.

People with vitiligo that is due to autoimmune diseases represent 45% of all cases. Added to that, studies have shown that 55% of the patients inherited this skin disease from their parents.

What are the complications that may occur?

Vitiligo can stop suddenly or continue to spread at a random pace. Physical or psychological factors can lead to this skin disease. Skin cancer may develop since the depigmented areas are no longer protected from the sun's rays.

A Skin graft to conceal the white Spots

Dermatologists who work in our partner clinics and hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya employ an innovative technique. The latter consists of eliminating discoloured areas and replace them with pigmented areas of the epidermis that are transplanted with the patient's own skin. After the surgery, the treated areas will be able to recreate melanocytes after just two months.

It is important to highlight that this intervention is effective since it cures 50% of our patients. However, there is a noninvasive procedure for people who don't want to undergo surgeries. This procedure uses a laser-assisted technique and it is a safe treatment.

Excimer Laser Vitiligo Treatment

The technique consists of employing an excimer laser on the areas that are affected by vitiligo and especially on the face. The excimer laser vitiligo treatment also consists in producing monochromatic rays to treat limited, stable white spots. This new method is an effective, safe, and approved treatment for vitiligo.

The results can last between 3 and 7 months and the doctors will prescribe some medications to enhance the success rate of this therapy. However, the excimer laser vitiligo treatment is an expensive therapy.

Excimer laser for vitiligo treatment : Is it a good option?

The excimer laser vitiligo treatment is a new therapy that has no side effects at all. Researches have shown that the repigmentation of the skin in segmental vitiligo is easier with excimer laser treatment. Added to that, the laser therapy is more efficient if it is employed at an early stage.

However, the dermatologist is the only person who can determine if it is a good choice or not.

What is the price of Vitiligo Cure in Turkey & Istanbul?

Turquie santé attempts to satisfy people with vitiligo who want to have their skin colour back. We are partners with the best doctors and dermatologists who will be able to determine the causes of the disease, provide all the possible options, and identify the necessary treatments.

Turquie santé will help you find the best vitiligo cure with the cheapest prices and the highest-quality of services. As a result, you won't keep searching for a treatment option since the treatments that are provided by Turquie Santé parteners are incomparable.

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