A condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause.
Vitiligo Treatment Services
Vitiligo is a long-term problem in which growing patches of skin lose their color. It can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnic group.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can last years or for your whole lifetime. It can be consistent over time, or you may experience periodic flare-ups. It’s not contagious and is caused by genetics. When your Manhattan dermatologist diagnoses your psoriasis, a treatment plan is developed to keep your symptoms to a minimum and reduce the number of flare-ups you’ll have.
The patches appear when melanocytes within the skin die off. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for producing the skin pigment, melanin, which gives skin its color and protects it from the sun's UV rays.