Vitiligo is a condition in which the pigment (melanin) in the skin gradually begins to disappear. It typically affects the skin but can also affect hair and the inside of the mouth. Melanin gives skin and hair its color, but in people with vitiligo, the cells that generally produce pigment simply stop doing so. As a result, patches of skin become lighter and lighter than the surrounding area.
Treatments vary depending on the client’s age, the severity of the condition, and the part of the body affected by vitiligo. They often consist of a mix of medications and therapies, including anti-inflammatory drugs and immune suppressants as well as light therapies and depigmentation of the surrounding skin. In some cases, surgery may be a better option. This may include skin or blister grafting or even cellular suspension transplant, which can essentially move healthy cells that still produce pigment to the parts of the skin that have stopped producing pigment. To learn more, or to start treatment for vitiligo, contact Premier Dermatology to schedule your consultation today.
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Your Premier destination for all your skin care needs. Dr. Burnett, a dermatologist in Wellesley, is a sought-after expert in the field of medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology and has practiced in the greater Boston area for more than 15 years. At Premier Dermatology we offer the latest, most innovative, and proven treatments in cosmetic dermatology and skincare. We are committed to supporting all your skincare goals to achieve heatlhy, beautiful, and natural results. Dr. Burnett lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two teenage daughters. Dr. Burnett also enjoys traveling with her family.