Vitiligo, refers to a non-contagious skin condition characterized by the appearance of white spots on various parts of the body. This is due to the lack of melanocytes, cells tasked with color production. It can manifest in numerous areas, including the face, neck, scalp, hands, legs, and genitals. It can also, albeit less commonly, affect the mucous membranes, such as the inside of the mouth and nose. Notably, when Vitiligo presents itself on the scalp, the hair in that region turns white.
Cuba is internationally renowned for offering one of the world’s most sophisticated Vitiligo Treatment Programs. The protocol for treatment involves a thorough evaluation by a specialist to determine the appropriate course and duration of treatment. This expert assessment dictates the number of therapeutic product doses required for the patient’s condition. It’s essential for prospective patients to know that all existing skin treatments should be halted at least 45 days prior to their arrival in Cuba. This step ensures the most accurate evaluation and the most effective implementation of the treatment program.
A certified dermatologist determines the presence of vitiligo by examining your skin and going through your medical history.
The dermatologist may employ a device known as a Wood’s lamp for an in-depth analysis of your skin, providing a more distinct view of vitiligo-affected areas.
Different lighting conditions are utilized to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Regular lighting (A) makes vitiligo less apparent on a patient’s skin. However, the patches are more discernible under specific types of Wood’s lamps (B and C).
If vitiligo is detected during your examination, your dermatologist might suggest conducting blood tests. Vitiligo is classified as an autoimmune disorder, indicating that your immune system mistakenly targets the healthy cells responsible for your skin color.
There is an increased risk of developing other autoimmune conditions, such as thyroid disease, in individuals with vitiligo. Blood tests can identify the presence of such diseases.
Our experts recommend the suspension of all skin treatments 45 days before the arrival to Cuba.Having evaluated the case, the specialist determines the length of treatment and indicates the number of bottles of the therapeutic product to be used.
One or more spots in one area occurring mostly on knees, fingers, elbows, lower back or genitals