Vitiligo is a skin disorder where patches of discoloration appear on the skin. This comes about due to the immune system's inaccurate response to destroy the cells in your body that produce melanin. These are known as melanocytes. The three different subtypes of vitiligo are focal, segmental, and generalized. 

Focal vitiligo is when patches of discoloration develop in small areas and don’t spread. Over time, though, this can transform into a different subtype. 

Segmental vitiligo is when patches are formed just on one side of the body.

Generalized vitiligo is the most common type of vitiligo and includes loss of pigment in patches all over the body.

While this skin condition isn’t normally painful, it can cause a significant decrease in confidence and one’s view of themselves. 

A woman smiling as the lower half of her neck has signs of discolor on her skin.


While vitiligo can show up in a person of any race or color, some are more susceptible to vitiligo. The first signs of vitiligo normally show up in people younger than 30. Those with a family history of vitiligo or those who have specific other autoimmune disorders such as anemia, psoriasis, lupus, or type 1 diabetes are also more likely to have this skin condition. 


At MOD Dermatology near Gretna, we offer vitiligo treatments for any case. Our office is excited to start your journey back to being confident in your skin! 

There is no cure-all for vitiligo, but there are several options to restore color and diminish further spread. At MOD Dermatology Gretna, your vitiligo treatment plan will vary depending on the subtype and significance of the condition. Whether you have generalized, segmental, or focal vitiligo, Our Gretna-based dermatologists will evaluate your skin condition, and prepare the best medication options. This might include systemic steroids or topical steroids, light therapy such as narrow-band ultraviolet light (NBUVB), topical calcineurin inhibitors, or immune-suppressing medications. The presence of vitiligo might also mean that you have another autoimmune disease. It is important to see a specialist to determine if there are any other factors involved. 

Call our office near Gretna today to schedule a consultation, and start treatment for your vitiligo!