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A condition that causes depigmentation of the skin, eyes or hair is called vitiligo. This skin condition affects people of all ethnic groups, genders and ages but often begins before the age of 21. The exact cause is unknown, but those with close relatives with vitiligo are at higher risk for the disease. Our experienced dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers vitiligo treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.

Symptoms and Types of Vitiligo

Vitiligo can occur anywhere on the body, resulting in patches of skin that are white or without natural color. The hands, arms and legs are common areas, but vitiligo can spread over time. Some people may have streaks of white hair on the scalp or eyebrows, or color lost in the eyes. Vitiligo does not pose a health risk and most people do not have other symptoms, though some patients report itching or pain.

There are different types of vitiligo. All types result in loss of pigmentation but present slightly differently. These types include:

  • Segmental or unilateral. This type of vitiligo affects one area, like a leg or the face. Many people with this type have hair color loss on the head, brows or eyelashes. This usually begins at an early age and develops for about one year, then does not progress further.
  • Non-segmental or bilateral. This type of vitiligo is the most common and appears on both sides of the body. The loss of skin color tends to start and stop, growing larger, over a lifetime.

Vitiligo can be localized, generalized or even universal, with almost all pigment lost. When vitiligo begins, it is not apparent what type it will be or how much pigment will be lost.

While there is not a cure for vitiligo, there are treatments. Skin expert Dr. Morgan Rabach is a top board certified dermatologist who can diagnose and recommend a treatment plan for vitiligo. Treatments are designed to improve the appearance of the skin, which can include topical medications, light/laser therapy and other procedures.

If you or your child has vitiligo and you want to explore treatment options, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule an appointment and vitiligo consultation with world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Morgan at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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