News - 11 Sep `15Bookmarks for your weekend.

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This week we share with you an article, a video and a website. First, lets take a look at avatars - those mental images of an ideal self that can take a heavy blow from vitiligo, a theme examined in this excellent article by Rich Cohen in the New York Times. Its well worth a read.

Something else thats a must-see is the recent TEDx talk by Michaela DePrince, which recounts her incredible life journey from an orphaned devils child in Sierra Leone to star ballerina.

Larry (a.k.a Spotty) King has recently launched VitiligoMatch to help the vitiligo community. This social site is a place where people with vitiligo and their friends and supporters can chat, exchange photos and generally feel at home. Make sure you take a look.

      FAQOther Questions

      • How long does it take to treat vitiligo?

        Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results from any trea...

      • Can chemicals cause vitiligo?

        It’s important to remember there are multiple factors involved in vitiligo onset, including genetic predisposition, living and working environments, and exposure to certain chem...

      • Will it spread?

        Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person. In a good number of patients the disease goes on for 3-4 years and then it settles down, with one or two stubborn...