Posts Tagged ‘vitiligo’

Vitiligo (For Professionals)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Vitiligo (For Professionals) Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and is more visible in darker races. It is important to follow these steps: 1. See a dermatologist: -to confirm the diagnosis. -to classify the vitiligo: extent and distribution. -to ascertain its behaviour (stable for 6 months or evolutive?) -to follow an algorythm of treatment […]


Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Rhododenol is also called 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol. It is manufactured by Kanebo cosmetics and has been on the market since 2008. It is naturally produced and has been approved for the management of pigmentary problems (Melasma, Sun spots, Lentigo…) It is a phenolic compound therefore it is potentially melanocytoxic. It acts by reducing the activity of tyrosinase […]

Vitiligo (Tagalog)

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Vitiligo Ano ang vitiligo? Ang vitiligo ay isang sakit sa balat na kung saan may mga puting dako at mga tagpi sa balat. Ito ay dahil sa progresibong pagkawala ng melanin na pangulay, na nagbibigay sa atin ng kulay ng balat. Ang pagkawala ng kulay ay nangyayari kapag ang sangkap na pangulay sa mga selula […]

Hypopigmentary Disorders in Children

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Pigmentary disorders are frequent in children and can result in significant psychosocial problems. Hypopigmentary disorders may be caused by absence or reduction of the number of melanocytes. They can also be caused by the reduction or absence of production of melanin (with a normal number of melanocytes). Vitligo is a skin disorder which is clinically […]

Colouring the Skin (For Professionals)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Colouring the Skin (For Professionals) “Leukoderma encompasses a variety of conditions that arise from perturbations of melanocyte function or disappearance of melanocytes. Although leukoderma does not cause physical disabilities, the psychosocial embarrassement it presents can be tremendous, especially if it is present on exposed parts of the body, such as the face, neck or limbs. […]

Vitiligo (Português)

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Vitiligo O que é o vitiligo? O vitiligo é uma doença de pele que se manifesta com o surgimento de manchas brancas na pele. A sua causa é a perda progressiva do pigmento (melanina) responsável pela cor da pele. A perda do pigmento ocorre quando as células de pigmentação (melanócitos) são destruídos, pelo que a […]

Vitiligo (Español)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Vitiligo ¿Qué es el vitiligo? El vitiligo es una afección cutánea que se presenta como manchas blancas sobre la piel. Está provocado por la pérdida progresiva del pigmento (melanina) que es responsable del color de la piel.La pérdida de pigmento se produce cuando las células de la pigmentación (los melanocitos) son destruidos y la melanina, […]


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What is vitiligo ? Vitiligo is a skin disorder which presents as white spots and patches on the skin. This is due to a progressive loss of the pigment, melanin, which gives us our skin colour. The loss of pigment occurs when pigment cells (melanocytes) are destroyed and […]

White patches in children

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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