Introducing Myths and Facts on Vitiligo.

Vitiligo Treatment have consultants globally, namely in the USA, Australia, and South Africa.  Our consultants have  complied a list of Myths & Facts on Vitiligo. Herein we answer many of the questions posed to us by our customers.

You are sure to find the information interesting to read. We welcome any feedback as well as other myths you want explained.


Vitiligo Myths and Facts

Myths and Facts on Vitiligo:

Myths & Facts on skin colour

Myth: Only people of mixed-race ancestry develop (Vitiligo) white patchy skin.
Fact: People of all ethnic backgrounds develop Vitiligo. Vitiligo occurs as the result of damaged or destroyed melanocytes. In turn the melanocytes stop producing melanin. Melanin gives skin its natural colour tone.

Myth: Only dark-skinned people will develop Vitiligo.
Fact: Vitiligo affects people of all races. As a result of the contrast in colour Vitiligo is more prominent on people with darker skin tones.

Myth: Only visible skin is affected by Vitiligo due to exposure to the elements.
Fact: White patches caused by Vitiligo tend to occur more commonly in areas exposed to the elements. However, Vitiligo patches can occur on any part of the body. Vitiligo also affects the hair and eyes.

Myths & Facts on diseases

Myth: Vitiligo can result in more serious skin diseases such as leprosy, and albinism.
Fact: Vitiligo is a separate condition on its own. Leprosy also appears as faded patches of skin. As a result people may think they have Leprosy. However Leprosy is an infection as opposed to Vitiligo which is not infectious. Slow-growing bacteria is the cause of this infection. Leprosy affects the nerves and left untreated can result in crippling of hands and feet, paralysis, and blindness. Nowadays an early diagnosis will ensure the successful treatment of Leprosy. Albinism is purely an hereditary condition. Both parents must give the albinism gene to a child for them to develop albinism. Albinism is a full and complete lack of melanin in the skin.

Myth: People with Vitiligo have an higher risk of developing skin cancer.
Fact: It is a fact that in contrast people with Vitiligo, in fact, have a reduced risk of contracting skin cancer.

Myth: Vitiligo is a harmful and life-threatening disease.
Fact: Vitiligo is in not a life-threatening disease. However it could be life-changing in that it could affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Myth: People with Vitiligo should be avoided and not touched or you will catch the disease.
Fact: Vitiligo is neither contagious nor infectious. Therefore there is no reason to avoid people with the disorder. Lack of education will result in some communities shunning Vitiligo patients.

Myth: Vitiligo is a sexual transmitted disease.
Fact: Vitiligo cannot be transmitted sexually, by touch, by body fluid or in any other way.

Myths & Facts on treatment

Myth: Vitiligo cannot be treated nor is it possible for you to regain your natural skin colour.
Fact:  It is indeed possible to successfully treat Vitiligo. We have many case studies showing evidence of customers regaining their pigmentation. Subjects in the case studies achieved success using Vitilox supplements and cream.


Remember, Vitiligo can be treated successfully. We have a wide range of products. Vitilox will certainly have the correct treatment for your Vitiligo condition.

Our Pigmentation Cream re-pigmentation’s your skin giving it back its natural skin colour. Additionally we have a variety of supplements available to treat various stages of the condition. Our supplements stop the spread while others prevent the onset of Vitiligo. For further information visit our online store HERE.


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