Vitiligo can cause the white patches on various parts of your skin including your face. If you find vitiligo on face, it points out that the melanocytes cells in your skin which produce the pigmentation are dying because of some problems. When we talk about vitiligo face, it refers to the lips, nose and eyes and this kind of skin disorder may also be problematic for your eyebrows, eyelashes and beard and can turn them into white color.
Vitiligo & Similar Skin Diseases
The possibility of other skin problems cannot be completely ignored. If you visit a skin specialist and ask him “do I have vitiligo on my face? He might not immediately answer your question but he will bring into consideration the other skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or fungal infection especially if you have vitiligo only on face. He will consider the size, location and pattern of those white patches. There is another important factor which might also be involved in your problem and that is your family tree and someone in your family had one of the above mentioned disease, you might have inherited these from them.
A vitiligo diagnosis is not a long process; in fact, it is very simple to decide whether you have vitiligo or something else. For this purpose your doctor may pass your effected skin area through a special light lamp and if the patches on your skin are vitiligo, they will be shown as yellow or blue colored in the light as they have no pigment. Vitiligo is said to be an autoimmune disorder and to diagnose the problem, blood test can also be conducted.
Possible Vitiligo Treatments
Gone are the days when it was too difficult to find a treatment for vitiligo on face and other body areas. Now you can find various treatment methods which are easily available and accessible including PUVA system, steroid creams, Pseudocatalase cream, narrow-band UVB, excimer lasers, skin grafting and pigment transplantation, topical psoralens, and immunomodulators. But it does not mean that anyone can choose any treatment option available for him or her without the advice of an expert skin therapist. For instance, Vitiligo on the face can be completely cured with the help of PUVA but the same PUVA may not be useful for another person with the same problem.