Vitiligo in San Diego, CA
Vitiligo is a rare condition that affects the pigment-making cells within the skin. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for vitiligo to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a very rare skin condition that destroys melanocytes or pigment-producing cells within the skin. When melanocytes no longer produce skin pigment, the skin will lose all of its color and turn white. Vitiligo typically affects patches of skin along the entire body and can even affect the pigment in the hair. While vitiligo is not dangerous, many patients get frustrated by the absence of color in their skin.
What Causes Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is very rare and scientists are still unsure why it occurs. Patients who are more likely to have vitiligo within their life have a family history of the condition, have one or more additional autoimmune conditions or have specific genetic markers. Some researchers also associate vitiligo with excess sun exposure and high levels of stress.
How Do I Know if I Have Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is most commonly characterized by:
- Small patches of skin that lose pigment
- Larger, widespread areas of skin that lose pigment
- Loss of pigment in the hair
If you believe you have vitiligo, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How is Vitiligo Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each vitiligo treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your vitiligo may include topical medication or light therapy. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your vitiligo and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How Much Do Vitiligo Treatments Cost?
The cost of your vitiligo treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Treat your vitiligo and regain pigment in your skin today. To learn more about vitiligo treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.