World Vitiligo Day 2021

World Vitiligo Day 2021
25 June 2021

Suffering from Vitiligo? 

Vitiligo is a non-contagious, auto-immune condition that causes permanent white patches to spread across the skin due to lack of Melanin. Melanin is responsible for the natural colour of the skin. These patches grow with time and can occur on any part of the body but commonly appear on the face, neck and hands. Vitiligo does not cause any form of discomfort to your skin however; these patches are vulnerable to sun light (UV rays). Therefore, it is always recommended for individuals with Vitiligo to wear sunscreen.  


Raising Vitiligo Awareness 

The 25th of June is marked as World Vitiligo Day to raise awareness and support the Vitiligo community. For years, individuals with Vitiligo have suffered challenges, bullying and social anxiety. On this day, individuals with Vitiligo, doctors, and supporters come forward for myth-busting, advocating equal opportunities and discussing the necessary care for Vitiligo. This initiative aims to globally educate people, and discard misconceptions and prejudice surrounding patients with this condition. Vitiligo has caused major hindrances for people at their jobs and personal life and we must stand together to support their community and help them attain equal opportunities in life.  

Vitiligo is curable 

There is no way to measure how much these patches may spread and affect the human body. Even though Vitiligo has no prominent symptoms, it may cause social or psychological distress, sunburns, visual problems, and hearing loss. Furthermore, treatment for Vitiligo may restore skin colour, but it does not prevent reoccurrence or perpetual skin colour loss. RMI offers different procedures for the treatment of vitiligo. Our expert clinicians can guide you about the new research and evidence-based treatment options, to treatment vitiligo.