- dark patches of skin, with small white patches of skin nearby
- my cuts heal white, without colour
- this cut on my finger is taking a white to heal
- I've got these patches of white skin, surrounding with a rim of darker skin
What is it?
Vitiligo is a hypopigmentation disorder (where the body does not produce enough melanin) that creates smooth white spots on the skin.
Who is likely to get it?
The condition affects nearly 2% of the population, typically striking those between the ages of 10 and 30, and is most prevalent among those with darker skin.
What causes it?
It's unknown. Though many people report pigment loss shortly after severe sunburn, the cause is likely a combination of genetic, immunologic and neurogenic factors.
What can I do about it?
There is no current cure for Vitiligo but treatment forms have improved over the years. To learn more, visit the American Academy of Dermatology site.
No cure????? NO CURE?!??!?!?!
I'm not sure I have this, but I'm going to a doctor, hopefully my parents will take me. But I'm so scared.........................................