What Causes Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a mysterious skin issue that does not have a known cause. However, some forms of this condition may be linked to nervous system dysfunction and autoimmune disease. Also, it is understood that vitiligo is not contagious nor life-threatening. If your dermatologist has diagnosed you with this condition, then continue reading for a quick introduction to vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses its pigmentation due to the death of melanocytes, which are the cells that give skin its color. When someone has this condition, they may experience a loss of natural skin color in a few small patches, but vitiligo can also affect large amounts of skin. Also, while vitiligo typically affects the skin, it can also cause a loss of pigmentation in other parts of the body, such as the eyes, hair, and inside of the mouth.

If you suffer from vitiligo and want to learn about options for restoring your skin’s pigmentation, then contact Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology at (801) 266-8841 to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists in Salt Lake City.

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