Iranian Scientists with the Royan Research Center have successfully treated a skin disease using patients’ own pigment producing cells. Saeed Shafiyan, a dermatologist with the research team, has told IRIB that the new technique removes vitiligo lesions in less than 6 months, much shorter than other available methods. He explained that in this technique melanocyte […]
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Camp Discovery program is for children ages 8-16 who have a chronic skin disease. Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery gives campers the opportunity to spend a week with other young people with skin conditions having fun and participating in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts and many more.
It can feel discouraging when you feel like no one is really looking for a cure for vitiligo, but I think, as with so many diseases, finding a cure for vitiligo isn’t a straight-forward process. Researchers have found the gene for vitiligo and now they need to figure out why it turns on in some […]
I had vitiligo, but now seem to have developed alopecia areata, and am losing the hair on some of my vitiligo patches. Is it common to have both conditions on the same location? Will the hair grow back??
Scientists with the International VitGene Consortium project spanning 18 countries are working to understand the biology of vitiligo so that more effective vitiligo treatments can be designed.
Several researchers are looking at ways to interrupt the biochemical signaling that leads to the depigmentation of the skin. The object is to prevent depigmentation by interrupting the cascade of biological events leading to the destruction of melanocytes. The progression of existing vitiligo would be stopped and depigmented skin would be able to naturally repigment.
A couple of months ago I was mentally reviewing events that transpired before the onset of my vitiligo. Had I been going through any unusually stressful times? Hmmm, well I was pregnant with my third child, who was conceived 6 months after my second child was born, so that could have been too much for […]