Myths about Vitiligo Treatment
There are many myths regarding vitiligo that are prevailing through the medical professionals and scientists.
- Vitiligo treatment is not possible. This is not true, researches have proved that the majority of people have recovered the treatment and are back to normal original skin.
- Oral psoralens, which is the basis of vitiligo treatment, is toxic for the liver. These are not toxic for the liver in any case.
- Treatment of vitiligo from the combination of psoralen and UVA (PUVA) causes cancer of the skin. However, it is proved that in vitiligo treatment, PUVA therapy requires approximately 150 treatments, which does not affect the skin and can never cause a skin cancer by any means. It is also been observed that if the patient has received 250 PUVA treatments, which is in the extreme case, the skin develop the skin cancer cells which are not dangerous rather are treatable.