Vitiligo or Leucoderma is a skin disease in which color is lost from the skin, hair and sometimes even from the eyebrows of the patient. Distinct white patches with no surface changes are visible on the body in various forms and shapes. It is an autoimmune condition, wherein the body produces antibodies which act against the pigment producing cells known as melanocyte. The effect if limited to a certain area is known as Localised Vitiligo and if is more widespread is known as Generalised vitiligo.
This condition of the skin is curable and complete re-pigmentation can be achieved in majority of cases, depending upon the type and stability of the disease. Vitiligo treatment usually involves topical creams and / or lotions, oral medication, light and laser treatments and finally for resistant cases surgical management.
Early intervention and achieving stability of the condition is controllable and hence visiting a certified dermatologist, providing the right direction for treatment of the condition is important. Visit our doctors at Dermaspace for the right diagnosis and a comprehensive Vitiligo treatment.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin disease that produces plaques of thickened, scaly skin. The dry flakes of silvery-white skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. Its symptoms include flaking, inflammation, and thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin.
Psoriasis treatments reduce inflammation and clear the skin. Treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications. In topical treatment, creams and ointments are used alone to treat mild to moderate psoriasis. In light therapy, natural or artificial ultraviolet light is used to treat the affected area. In systemic medications, your doctor may prescribe oral or injected drugs for only a brief period or may be with other forms of treatment.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. The word "dermatitis" is often used to define a number of different skin rashes that are caused by some form of infections, allergies, and irritating substances. There are two common forms of Dermatitis: Atopic Dermatitis and Contact Dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is most of the times inherited and usually occurs first when children are infants. Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with something that causes an allergic reaction or injures.
The treatment for dermatitis varies, depending on the cause and each person's experience of the condition. Explore Dermaspace, for new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.