Vitiligo in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
While there is no known cure for vitiligo, there are a handful of treatment options that can be used to manage vitiligo symptoms. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, our team of skin health experts can help you find the best solution for your vitiligo symptoms. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Jensen Beach and the nearby areas of Florida.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition that causes a complete loss of skin pigment in patches of the skin. This occurs because melanocytes, the body’s pigment-producing cells, either die or stop functioning properly. While vitiligo is more noticeable in people with darker skin, it can affect people of all skin types. Although there is no cure for vitiligo, treatments can help restore a more even skin tone and may even slow the progression of the disease.
How is Vitiligo Treated?
Treatment for vitiligo is focused on restoring color to the skin through a variety of treatment methods. In most cases, topical medications are prescribed that can create repigmentation in the affected areas. Laser or light therapy can also be effective treatment options, as they are known to stimulate the production of melanocyte cells in the skin. Oral medications may be used in severe cases.
How Much Does Vitiligo Treatment Cost?
The cost of vitiligo treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the strategies involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
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What Can I Expect from Vitiligo Treatment?
The results from vitiligo treatment can vary depending on the severity of pigmentation loss and the overall pattern, or type, of vitiligo. Some patients may be able to stop or slow the spread of vitiligo through treatment, while others may be able to restore pigmentation to the skin and achieve a more even skin tone. During your visit, Dr. Krathen will let you know what you can expect during and after your vitiligo treatment.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Vitiligo Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for vitiligo treatments. Our team of dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the most effective solutions for managing vitiligo and its symptoms.
If you are struggling with vitiligo and its symptoms, contact us today to schedule your appointment at Florida Dermatology Specialists and get started with treatment. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we proudly serve the patients of Jupiter Farms, Riviera Beach and Loxahatchee, FL.