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What is Vitiligo? (Phul Behri / Leucoderma) - Vitiligo Treatment Clinic in Lahore - Pakistan

Have you ever encountered a person with skin pigmentation disorder, as if that person is having patches of white color on their skin? This chronic disease is called Vitiligo (Phul Behri). In this disorder, the skin pigmentation fails either because the skin pigment cells called Melanin dies or they stop their functioning. This disease can also affect the hair, inner side of mouth and nose. Vitiligo is neither life threatening nor infectious. It will just destroy the appearance of human with segmented or non-segmented patches of very dull white color. The loss of color because of Vitiligo is still unpredictable and many researches have been made to cure this obvious disease. People who are affected by Vitiligo notice the appearance of small white patches on their exposed areas like face, hands, feet and arms. The other common areas where these patches appear are armpits, genital area, nostrils and around the mouth. Vitiligo develops in the form of three different patterns:

  • Focal – discoloration limited to one point of the area.
  • Segmental – discolored patches on only one side of the body.
  • Generalized – it is the most common pattern where depigmentation happens symmetrically on all sides of the human body.

What causes Vitiligo?

Many past researches and the ones done in the current era are still in doubt about the causes of Vitiligo (Phul Behri). The researchers have done too much effort to dig out the drastic cause of this disease. Some say it happens due to the contact of skin with some kind of harsh chemicals but this research is not on the spot. It is more genetic, as there is genes transfer that enables the cause of depigmentation. It also happens because of autoimmune problems where the body's immune system reacts against the other organs of the body. Some say it is stress, neural or viral infections that makes it happen. Many causes have been defined in different theories some people have reported that this disease happened to them because of sun-burn also. The main cause is still undefined but this disease kills the melanocytes in the different areas of the skin.

Vitiligo (Phul Behri / Leucoderma) Lies and Myths:

There are many myths related to the cause of Vitiligo (Phul Behri / Leucoderma). In old times and still there is a belief that this chronic depigmentation happens over-night if someone drinks milk after eating a specific type of fish. It is also said that it happens due to inferior physical and mental conditions, where the person is unintelligent or mentally ill. Some people relate it to albinism but it's a lie. It is not at all related to albinos as they are born with dysfunctional melanin cells. Is it some kind of skin cancer and contagious? Not at all, it is just harmless but this disease is obvious and visible to everyone as it prevails on human's skin.

Is there any vitiligo treatment available?

There are many myths related to the cause treatment of Vitiligo. In old times and still there is a belief that this chronic depigmentation happens over-night if someone drinks milk after eating a specific type of fish. It is also said that it happens due to inferior physical and mental conditions, where the person is unintelligent or mentally ill. Some people relate it to albinism but it's a lie. It is not at all related to albinos as they are born with dysfunctional melanin cells. Is it some kind of skin cancer and contagious? Not at all, it is just harmless but this disease is obvious and visible to everyone as it prevails on human's skin.

To learn more about Vitiligo Treatment and the benefits please contact our friendly staff to set up a consultation with Dr. Muhammad Tahir (Cosmetic Surgeon) and Dr. Nauman Ahmad Gill (Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon) Call 042 35713721 | 042 35764262 | 0321 4237772.