Vitiligo Cover Lotion in Hong Kong
Vitiligo Cover Lotion is in Hong Kong.
Today it is at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a Buddhist temple in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. It is located at 220 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin. It is not an actual monastery as there are no resident monks and is managed by laypersons.
We lovingly package and ship Vitiligo Cover Lotion to our customers in Hong Kong.
Vitiligo is a long term skin condition that produces white depigmentated patches that enlarge only in certain sections of the skin.
These white patches appear because the patient has very little or no skin cells called melanocytes. These are the cells that produce melanin, which gives color to skin and protects it from the sun´s UV rays.
It is impossible to predict how much of the skin can be affected. In the majority of cases, the affected areas remain for the rest of the person’s life.
Vitiligo is not transmittable; people cannot catch it from each other.
Less than 1% of the population is affected by the appearance of Vitiligo in their skin, meaning, it is not too common. It has no age, sex or ethnic discrimination, but studies have concluded that a larger percentage of the cases has been detected starting the age of 20.
Vitiligo signs and symptoms varies considerably from person-to-person. It is by far more perceptible in people with dark or tanned skinned. Some people may only acquire a handful of white dots which develops no further, while others develop larger white patches that join together affecting larger areas of the skin.
Types of Vitiligo
To easier explain this condition, scientists have separated vitiligo in basically two types which are called: non segmental, and segmental vitiligo.
It is the most common type of vitiligo and occurs in up to 90% of the people who have this disorder.
In non-segmental vitiligo, the patches often become visible equally on both sides of the body, with some kind of symmetry. These unusual symmetrical patches most commonly appear on skin that is exposed daily to the sun, such as the face, neck, and hands, but it also appears on these other areas:
- backs of the hands
Non-segmental vitiligo has sub-categories:
- Generalized Vitiligo: the most familiar pattern, it has no specific area or size when the white patches start occurring
- Acrofacial Vitiligo: This type of vitiligo is considered only when the appearance is mostly on the fingers or toes
- Mucosal Vitiligo: The appearance of the depigmentation generally around the mucous membranes and lips
- Universal Vitiligo: It is very rare since depigmentation has to cover most of the body
- Focal Vitiligo: one or a few scattered white patches in a small certain areas. It is often noticeable in young children
Segmental Vitiligo has a different appearance. This condition spreads more rapidly, but is considered more constant and stable than non segmental. It is much less common, and it affects only about 10% of people with vitiligo.
It is non-symmetrical and usually tends to affect dorsal roots of the spine. It is more stable, less erratic, and responds well to topical treatments.
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