We at Vitiligo Treatment have consultants globally, namely in the USA, Australia, and South Africa.  Our consultants have complied the following list Vitiligo Myths & Facts. Herein we answer many of the questions posed to us surrounding the Vitiligo condition.

We are sure you will find the information interesting to read. We welcome any feedback from you including other Myths you may want explained.


Vitiligo Myths and Facts

Vitiligo Myths and Facts:

Myth: People develop (Vitiligo) white patchy skin because they are born of mixed-race ancestors.
Fact: Vitiligo affects people of all ethnic backgrounds. Vitiligo occurs as the result of damaged or destroyed melanocytes which stop producing melanin. Melanin gives your skin its natural colour tone.

Myth: Only dark-skinned people get Vitiligo.
Fact: Vitiligo can affect people of all races. Because of the contrast in colour Vitiligo is more prominent on people with darker skin tones.

Myth: Vitiligo can cause other skin diseases such as leprosy, and albinism.
Fact: Vitiligo is a separate condition. Leprosy also appears as faded patches of skin however it is an infection. Slow-growing bacteria is the cause of this infection. It affects the nerves and if left untreated can result in crippling of hands and feet, paralysis, and blindness. An early diagnosis will ensure the successful treatment of Leprosy. Albinism is a hereditary condition. Both parents must give the albinism gene to a child to cause albinism. Albinism is a full and complete lack of melanin or skin pigment.

Myth: People with Vitiligo have an increased risk of skin cancer.
Fact: People with Vitiligo in fact have a reduced risk of contracting skin cancer.

Myth: Vitiligo only affects skin that you can see, such as on faces and hands.
Fact: White or light patches caused by Vitiligo tend to occur more commonly in sun-exposed areas. Common areas are hands, feet, arms, face and lips. However, Vitiligo patches can occur on any other part of the body.

Myth: Vitiligo is a harmful, life-threatening disease.
Fact: Vitiligo is in no way a life-threatening disease. Vitiligo on the other hand is life-changing in that it could affect your confidence or self-esteem.

Myth: Vitiligo is contagious so people with Vitiligo should be avoided and not touched.
Fact: Vitiligo is neither contagious nor infectious. There is no reason to avoid people with the disorder. Unfortunately, in communities uneducated in the facts of the condition, there is still a stigma against Vitiligo sufferers.

Myth: Vitiligo is a sexual transmitted disease.
Fact: Vitiligo cannot be transmitted sexually, by touch, body fluid or in any other way.

Myth: You cannot treat Vitiligo nor is it possible for your natural skin colour to return.
Fact:  The truth is Vitiligo can be successfully treated. We have many case studies providing evidence of re-pigmentation. Subjects in the case studies achieved re-pigmentation using supplements and cream from the Vitilox range.

Remember that Vitiligo can be treated successfully. We have an extensive range of products available for the different types of Vitiligo conditions.

Our Pigmentation Cream re-pigmentation’s your skin giving it back your natural skin tone. Additionally we have a variety of supplements available. Some of our supplements stop the spread while other can even prevent the onset of Vitiligo. For further information visit our store HERE.


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