Vitiligo is a relatively common skin ailment that results in the formation of white patches on the skin. Despite the prevalence of vitiligo, though, the causes of this condition remain mostly a mystery. Giving their best estimation, doctors and dermatologists believe that vitiligo stems from some sort of autoimmune malfunction, though research is ongoing. At Premier Dermatology Partners, we don’t pretend to have all the answers regarding vitiligo or any other enigmatic skin condition -- however, we have helped countless patients deal with their vitiligo thanks to our array of knowledge and abundance of experience
Over the years, our practice has encountered and treated thousands of vitiligo cases. We deliver accurate diagnoses through a variety of methods. Initially, our providers will perform a physical/visual exam, looking for areas of depigmentation and paying particular attention to their patterning (i.e. symmetrical or randomly distributed). When diagnosing patients with fair skin, our practitioners may need to shine a blue ultraviolet (UV) light on their skin to detect differences in skin tone along the body. If the physical examination doesn't reveal a concrete conclusion, we may perform a skin biopsy or blood test. One of these methods will eventually indicate whether or not the patient is afflicted with vitiligo.
Our dermatology experts aren’t merely capable of diagnosing vitiligo -- Premier Dermatology Partners can also recommend and/or provide a variety of effective treatment options, including:
Our providers work closely with each vitiligo patient to determine the best treatments and therapies for their skin.
Premier Dermatology Partners consists of nearly a dozen dermatology experts with varied educational backgrounds, certifications, and areas of specialty. At our practice, you will find MDs, FAADs, DOs, APRNs, FACMSs, MPHs, MSNs, and more. With such a range of knowledge and experience, our patients are always in good hands, no matter the skin problems they may be having.
Our in-house dermatology experts continue to provide quality care for so many patients. But in the event that a patient needs a particular vitiligo specialist or something of that nature, we can refer them to another top-notch dermatology provider. We also accept patient referrals to ensure that patients receive the best care as quickly as possible.
Vitiligo, though not life-threatening, can be a challenging condition to live with. At Premier Dermatology Partners, we understand the toll conditions such as vitiligo can take on one’s mental well-being, and how important it is for many patients to receive proper treatment for it. Our experience caring for vitiligo patients is emblematic of how well we care for all of our patients, whatever their issues, needs, or goals may be. To learn more about our team and all the services we provide, contact us.