FAQIsn't it just a cosmetic disorder?

FAQ

Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not a cosmetic disorder but a systemic disease affecting the largest body organ and other vital systems, with multiple comorbidities.

For more than 1.6 million people in the US affected by vitiligo, it is far more than just a skin condition. Many people experience social rejection and stigmatization, which dramatically lowers their self-esteem, often leading to unfavorable choices of places for work and live. Coping with vitiligo can create stress, and stress can make vitiligo get worse, in a vicious cycle.

Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life of those who have to endure it.

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