Vitiligo on the face: what are the symptoms and how is it treated?
Hello, dear friends! Vitiligo on the face appears more often than in other parts of the body, as the face is constantly exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun. In addition, it is in contact with harmful environmental factors, as always, remains open. The article will tell about the diseases and about methods of masking and treatment of white spots on the face.
Symptoms: how to recognize the disease?
Vitiligo in different ages, but is most often seen in people under thirty years of age. The first signs in the early stages of the disease.
This is a small oval or round spots are symmetrical shape, different colour from the rest of the skin.
The spots are lighter because the skin stops producing the pigment, melanin. Discolored areas gradually grow, can connect with each other to gain a lighter tone.
Vitiligo occurs not only on the face. Some of the disease occurs on the scalp. Thus lost not only the epidermis, but the hair at the location of the spots. Because of this ill have gray or white strands.
The child has the disease can manifest after 3 years of age. On light skin spots are the most noticeable in spring and summer, when other areas of healthy dermis tan, and stains remain milky white.
In dark-skinned people vitiligo is found not less and not more frequently than light-skinned. Discolored defects on dark skin noticeable constantly.
The main reasons for vitiligo
The disease is not yet studied fully, therefore, to determine the true cause of its occurrence is impossible. However, we can identify factors that increase the risk of depigmentation:
- the lack of vitamins, copper and zinc;
- injury skin;
- infectious diseases;
- endocrine disorders;
- effect on skin toxins and chemicals;
- hormonal imbalance after childbirth, during pregnancy, or adolescent;
- stress, neurosis, depression;
- autoimmune disorders;
Is it possible to cure depigmentation?
These questions are not only ill, but doctors studying vitiligo. At this moment there are no drugs that can cure this disease 100%.
But with the help of certain treatments and drugs can stop the spread of skin defects and to improve appearance.
In rare cases vitiligo go away on their own and spontaneously. After that, there could be a relapse. Often ill live with depigmentation years. The most difficult treatment of susceptible people infected in early childhood.
How to get rid of discolored spots? What to do to improve the appearance of the skin? Against the depigmentation can be used in traditional and unconventional medicine.
Traditional medicine and the secrets of mask defects on the face
Traditional medicine offers to treat vitiligo Solarium, UV lamps with rays of length 311 nm. This treatment can be carried out independently in the home environment.
Before irradiation spots is recommended to treat irritating and provoking the production of melanin ointments, for example, salicylic ointment or zinc.
In addition to topical treatments and procedures to cure vitiligo is necessary vitamins and corticosteroids, taking them orally.
The drugs must fight with concomitant systemic illnesses and provoke melanin production in the skin.
Popular treatment with copper sulfate. The medicine is taken 2-3 times daily 10-20 drops after meals. The course of treatment lasts a month.
Traditional comprehensive treatment gives positive and noticeable results within 2-6 weeks. During this time, the spots can be masked. How to hide vitiligo on the face?
It’s very simple: use the creams (preferably persistent). Under it be sure to apply a base, as it will increase the durability of makeup. Before bed be sure to rinse cosmetics.
What else can you do? A ill use it against depigmentation folk remedies. Listed below are the most effective and popular.
Alternative medicine against vitiligo
The most popular remedy of depigmentation is duckweed. It insist on vodka, mixed with various components and used for the treatment of the skin and also given orally.
Duckweed is a powerful influence on the epidermis, after which the cells begin to actively produce the pigment.
Shaded spots on the face, you can use folk remedies on the basis of a walnut.
The juice of the green fruit has good dyeing properties, making paints discolored areas better than makeup. It is important not to overdo it.
To remove the depigmented patches on the face will help St. John’s wort, and more specifically its essential oil. In addition to oil, St. John’s wort, you can use black seed oil, coconut oil, sea buckthorn, stone, bergamot.
Oils are applied to the skin, and drink water for a few drops.
After the essential oil is recommended to sunbathe, and the first time sun exposure should be minimal (2-5 minutes) and then it should gradually increase (in 1-2 minutes with each subsequent procedure).
A very important event in vitiligo treatment is proper diet. Healthy and nutrition get rid of related diseases and disorders in the body, which can cause the depigmentation.
To eat products containing such substances: vitamins b, C; copper; zinc; antioxidants.
In the diet of the sick must be present:
- the liver;
- wild rose;
Now you know how to treat vitiligo on the most noticeable part of our body — face. Read the information to share with friends and acquaintances in social networks and also don’t forget to subscribe to site updates as new articles appear regularly and will be no less interesting than this. All the best to you!
Author: Victoria Omelchenko (dermatologist)