Vitiligo remains one of the most frustrating diseases we have in Dermatology. We have so many therapies, because some of the things work for some of the people some of the time! I am writing about a therapy that has proven rather effective for some of my patients. This “new” old therapy is in addition to the light therapy, and vitamin and topical medicine regimens I use. I give intramuscular shots of a common steroid called triamcinolone.
This is done at monthly intervals for at least 3 months, and it works best if narrow-band light therapy is used along with it. If this isn’t doable, then daily doses of natural sunlight will definitely be an acceptable choice. I have seen near-complete repigmentation, and that is very exciting, as these were long-standing treatment-resistant patches. While we can’t guarantee that repigmentation will occur, we can guarantee that nothing will happen if you don’t try! For more information or to book an appointment, please click here or call the office at 305-692-8998.