Vitiligo

  • Vitiligo is caused by a combination of autoimmune, genetic and environmental factors.
  • Vitiligo is the loss of skin color following the destruction or loss of skin melanocytes which produce melanin (pigment).
  • The onset of vitiligo is often before age 20.
  • Depigmented (white) patches of skin may grow or remain constant in size. Spontaneous repigmentation may occur.
  • Vitiligo can have a significant effect on psychological well being, especially in skin of color, because the contrast between pigmented and depigmented areas can be drastic.

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Treatment For Vitiligo

  • Repigmentation therapies to remove the white patches include corticosteroids (topical and intralesional), calcineurin inhibitors, ultraviolet light, and skin “transplantation” procedures.
  • Light treatments such as narrowband ultraviolet-B light (NB-UVB) can also help.

 

Meet Our Providers

Our providers continue to maintain the highest levels of accreditation and progressive ongoing education to learn and understand the latest developments in medical dermatology. Each provider's education and bio can be viewed below.

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Melanie Kuechle, MD

Dr. Kuechle is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at...

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Dr. Craig Birkby

Dr. Birkby is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has performed over 15,000 Mohs surgeries...

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Sheena Nguyen, DO

Dr. Nguyen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Board Certified, Fellowship-trained Pediatric Dermatologist. She was born and raised...

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Ame Phitwong, ARNP

Ame is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who has worked entirely...