Suggest remedies for vitiligo on face

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Posted on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a vitiligo condition on my face and the hair at the white spots looses its color and turns white what to do to prevent this?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Medicines are fine, answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
The medicines prescribed to you are fine.
For how long are you using melanocyl tablets and melbild lotion?
Is your vitiligo progressing or stable?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 15 minutes later
i am using melbild lotion from last one year and the melanocyl tablets from last 6 months. the white patches are not progressing in fact some small patches already gone but the hair at those places turns white and i observed some new hair also turning white. and the location is on left side eye-lashes and eye-brows
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
UVB phototherapy, topical steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hi
You can consider going for UVB phototherapy for your vitiligo.
It is considered to be the treatment of choice for stable vitiligo lesions.
Multiple twice or thrice weekly sessions are required.
Apart from melbild lotion you can also use potent topical steroid like mometasone lotion on the affected vitiligo patches once daily.
This will also help in repigmentation.
It has to be used for 2-3 months but under the supervision of the doctor to monitor any adverse effects.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 days later
what about the hair that turned white ? will it revert back
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Repigmentation of hair occurs in 50-60 percent of the patients

Detailed Answer:
The response in hair varies from patient to patient but repigmentation occurs in approximately 50-60 percent of the patients.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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