Melanin determines the colour of our hair and skin. Vitiligo results when the cells that produce melanin are destroyed. This condition will cause a loss of skin pigmentation on your skin, and white patches will generally become larger over time. The skin on any part of your body can be affected by this disease, and here at Simcomed Health Ltd, we can provide you with the proper treatment.
There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are different treatment options we can discuss to help stop or slow down the process of depigmentation. It's also possible for some treatments to help return some colour to your skin. We will provide you with our professional recommendation regarding which treatment would be most effective.
We can prescribe corticosteroid creams if vitiligo is in its early stages, which can sometimes help one's natural skin colour return. We can also discuss medications that will impact your immune system, as these can help with small areas, particularly on the neck and face. Light therapy is another option we can consider which would slow the progression of active vitiligo and sometimes even stop it altogether. The combination of psoralen and light therapy can also be effective in helping to return colour to white patches of skin. Psoralen will have to be taken by mouth, or it can be applied to the skin, after which the targeted area will be exposed to UVA light.
For widespread vitiligo, depigmentation may be the only option. However, this therapy is not often used, so it will only be considered if vitiligo has not responded to other treatments. A depigmenting agent will be applied to the unaffected areas of the skin, which will lighten your skin so that it matches any discoloured areas.
Also, Adults aged 18 years or older with a clinical diagnosis of non-segmental vitiligo (bilateral and symmetrical loss of skin pigment), may qualify to participate in a new clinical trial for vitiligo.
Individuals must have a loss of skin pigment on the face and body, along with at least one active vitiligo lesion. Individuals must agree to discontinue all agents used to treat vitiligo from screening through the final safety follow-up visit.
Participants will receive investigational topical medication (active study drug) or placebo, during the initial treatment period. In the extension period, all subjects will receive active study drug. Study medication and study-related procedures will be provided at no cost. Reimbursement for study-related expenses will also be provided.
Study participation will last about 63 weeks and involve about 11 visits to the study centre.
We will discuss the risks and advantages of every treatment option and address your concerns so that you are aware of every detail. We genuinely care about our patients, and you can rely on our dermatologist for all of your skin treatment needs. We offer vitiligo treatment, hidradenitis suppurativa treatment, atopic dermatitis treatment and more, so contact us today if you are looking for a reputable skin doctor near Barrie.
Here at SimcoMed Health Ltd., we offer vitiligo treatment, and you can contact us anytime for more information. Together, we will discuss the suitable treatment options that would be best for your specific condition, and whether you require surgery or therapy. Medications and light-based therapies are available to help restore skin colour or even skin tone, although it’s important to note that results will vary.
We will conduct a thorough examination and diagnosis, after you’ll receive guidance and a professional recommendation for vitiligo treatment. Your specific treatment depends on a wide range of factors, including age, hereditary factors, location of the pigmentation changes, and how quickly the disease progresses. We will also discuss how vitiligo is affecting your life, and mitigation or coping strategies.
We care about our patients and believe the correct information is key. Our clinicians and dermatologists take the time to discuss every aspect, including a diagnosis, treatment, medications, side effects and therapies.
While no drug can stop the process of vitiligo, a combination of topical medications with light therapy may be able to restore some natural pigmentation in trouble areas. It’s also important to note that even if specific treatments are successful for a period of time, results may not last. New patches of discolouration may appear, and your dermatologist will address your concerns and advise on next steps.
The loss of pigment cells cannot be stopped, but we can help restore some colour through specific medications that control inflammation or positively affect your immune system. Applying a corticosteroid cream to the affected skin, for example, might return colour, while light therapy can stop or slow down the progression of active vitiligo. In either case, your dermatologist will closely monitor your skin’s conditions and changes over time.
If light therapy and medications do not work, you may be a candidate for surgery, and this, too, is an option we can discuss. Skin grafting and blister grafting are alternative techniques that can even out skin tone by restoring colour, and we will discuss whether these options are suitable.
Our dermatologists will also discuss your lifestyle and home remedies—individuals with vitiligo must continually care for their skin to improve its appearance. You must protect your skin from the sun and artificial UV light sources by applying sunscreen, and you can also conceal affected skin by using makeup and self-tanning products.
Vitiligo will cause changes in your appearance, and this can make a person feel stressed or self-conscious. These feelings are common and understandable, and our team is always ready to help. We will help you cope with vitiligo by helping you learn about your condition and providing you with the best treatment options. With our comprehensive experience treating various skin conditions, you can rely on our dermatologists for the correct information and care.
Contact our clinic today at (705) 503- 6333 to find out more about vitiligo treatment.