What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is chronic autoimmune condition in which your body’s immune system rejects some of it’s own melanocytes (the cells which make melanin, the pigment in your skin) and presents as very pale, pink or almost white irregular shaped patches which often affects both sides of the body. When hair bearing areas of the skin are affected, the hairs may also lose pigment and become white. Vitiligo is very unpredictable, varying from one small patch to total loss of skin colour, with periods of stability, some return in pigment, a loss of pigment in areas of previous repigmentation or sudden widespread loss of pigment. People with vitiligo often feel self conscious as it tends to affect skin which are often on display such as their face and hands and there is often an obvious contrast with their natural skin tone.
How can Dr Sewell treat Vitiligo?
Although vitiligo is unpredictable and cannot be cured, Dr Sewell is able to formulate a management plan to restore your skin colour, help treat any new patches as they appear and restore your confidence.
Vitiligo appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Vitiligo. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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