Vitiligo is a skin condition whereby the skin loses its natural pigmentation, causing white spots to appear. Some people develop only a few spots but in other cases it can be more extensive. The cause is not known, but it is not life threatening or contagious. It is important to have a careful skin examination by a dermatologist in order to differentiate vitiligo from other skin conditions that cause loss of pigmentation and to discuss treatment options. Our providers at NEDA have treated 1000’s of cases of vitiligo. We have expertise in diagnosing this condition (clinical examination of the skin with a blue light and, if necessary, a biopsy.) We can also prescribe creams, phototherapy and laser treatments.