Vitiligo treatment is an auto-immune skin disorder that’s characterized the white patches on the skin surface. The body’s defensive mechanism targets its own body cells and kills them by phagocytosis. In vitiligo, the cells are melanocytes that targeted and killed. The melanocytes are the cells that produce a hormone called ‘Melanin’.
Melanin is the hormone responsible for the color and tone of the skin. Reduced melanocytes cause the irregular distribution of color that causes the formation of white patches on the skin.
These patches can occur on any part of the body like face, hands, legs, fingers, toes, etc.
Treatment involves different regimen for cure of vitiligo. Dermatologist provides treatment for vitiligo to the patient based on various factors like:
- Severity of the disease
- Pattern of the patches
- Number of patches
- Size of the patches
There is no complete cure for vitiligo. The progression of vitiligo can be controlled but the skin patches cannot be fully reversed.
The allopathy medicines provide topical treatment for vitiligo that includes ointments, creams and lotions.
Topical corticosteroids are given to the patient and Calcineurin inhibitors are also prescribed.
Tacrolimus in the form of ointment and pimecrolimus in the form of a cream is indicated to the patient based on the age of the patient, severity, gender, size of the patches.
These topical creams have major side effects in the long term use.
The following side effects in vitiligo and using topical steroid creams:
- Thinning of the skin
- Photosensitivity on the affected area
- Stretch marks develop on the skin
- Hair follicles become infected that result in improper growth of hair
- Burning sensation on the skin around the white patches
- Extreme hot or cold temperatures become intolerant to the skin.
PSORALEA CORYLIFOLIA OIL
Vedas cure offer Psoralea Corylifolia oil for the management of vitiligo. It obtained from the herb called babchi.
Indication to use:
- Apply Psoralea Corylifolia oil on the affected area and massage it. Apply this oil daily at night and massage regularly.
It helps in pigmentation of the white patches and brings back the normal skin color.
This reduces the size of the white patches.
It helps in the purification of blood and increases the skin color to one to two tones fair.
It increases the blood circulation to the affected area and enhances the production of melanin pigment by melanocytes.
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