You can’t cure vitiligo, but I’ve got something better that you can do.
The easy answer to the question will vitiligo go away is: Yes, it does. But how and when vitiligo goes away is complex issue that’s different for everyone.
There are two ways to make vitiligo go away:
- Medical treatments and health choices that result in re-pigmentation over time
- Get vitiligo out of your head so you don’t worry about the impact of vitiligo on your life
There are real life examples of both all over the internet.
First, what is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an auto-immune disease and is not understood all that well. (For more info about vitiligo click here: What Is Vitiligo?) Progress is being made but a real medical vitiligo cure is currently unavailable. This post is an overview of the current vitiligo treatment options.
So what can we do to make vitiligo go away?
There are several main ways to manage vitiligo:
- Mental & emotional
Medical options for vitiligo:
There are a variety of medical treatments that will re-pigment skin affected by vitiligo. To understand the best options available to you, go see a dermatologist. Viable vitiligo treatments include:
- UVB lightbox treatments
- Laser treatment
- Steroids and other pharmaceuticals
While these treatments are effective, they are generally temporary. There are no treatments that lead to a permanent cure, only temporary solutions.
Each person has to evaluate what is viable and best for them. Some people may not want to deal with the potential side effects of medical vitiligo treatments. Some people may not be able to afford medical vitiligo treatment. Some people may prefer natural vitiligo treatment.
Also, some people may not be able to get vitiligo to go away. Not everyone will be successful. The reasons why are not always clear.