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Premier Dermatology - Wellesley
Premier Dermatology - Wellesley

Vitiligo Treatment

Conveniently located to serve Wellesley, Boston, Weston, Newton, and Needham.

hand with vitiligo

Vitiligo Treatments:

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.

Though vitiligo is more noticeable in people who have darker skin due to the contrast of the lighter patches, it can affect absolutely anyone. Most people who have vitiligo begin to notice the symptoms during childhood. Some of the complications that may result from vitiligo include eye/vision problems, hearing loss, sunburn, and even psychological distress as the result of the “different” appearance.

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.

Now accepting new patients!

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.

Hear What Our Clients Are Saying

Dr. Burnett has opened her own office at Premier Dermatology. My whole family sees her for issues ranging from childhood eczema to cold sores and of course yearly skin checks. She also has state of the art technology and is able to perform the latest in cosmetic dermatology. Everyone in her office is welcoming and professional.

- M.B.

I have been going to Dr. Lunder for 15 years+. She is a wonderful dermatologist. She watches for precancerous spots and takes great care of my skin. She is always willing to discuss cosmetic treatments but never pushes anything. Her assistant Sue is also knowledgeable and comforting. Her office Premier Dermatology has a very welcome staff. I highly recommend Dr. Lunder and this office.

- M.S.

Professional staff , great people. My nurse practitioner Kristen was absolutely a rockstar and found some things on me I never thought anything about. Thank you all at premier dermatology.

- C.S.