Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by patches of skin losing their pigment. The patches of skin and hair turn white. Vitiligo can occur in people of all skin color, and it isn’t contagious.
Although vitiligo is usually not harmful medically, its emotional and psychological effects on well-being and self-esteem can be profound, particularly if the condition develops on visible areas of the body.
Boulevard Dermatology treats the appearance of vitiligo patches using the XTRAC excimer laser. Laser treatments can shrink and, in many cases, eliminate vitiligo patches. The laser delivers a targeted beam of UVB light and only the areas of skin affected by vitiligo receive the laser energy.