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Anti-Agers That No One But You Should Know: How Can I Cover Up My New Vitiligo Skin Spots At 77?

shh! Anti-Agers That No One But You Should Know: How Can I Cover Up My New Vitiligo Skin Spots At 77?

  • An anonymous reader asked for advice on how to cover large areas caused by vitiligo
  • Inge van Lotringen spoke with Dr Selena Langdon about the treatment choices
  • dr. Langdon Suggests Steroid Creams, Oral Steroids and UV Phototherapy


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Q I developed vitiligo at age 77; I’m not sure what caused it. What would best cover the large, white patches of skin it leaves behind?

AN dr. Selena Langdon (berkshireaesthetics.com) warns that late-onset vitiligo — a melanin disorder that can affect the entire body and face — can be caused by underlying autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease. your doctor.

Well-known people like supermodel Winnie Harlow help normalize the condition by not covering it up, but for those who want to treat it, there are options like topical steroid creams, oral steroids, and UV phototherapy, Dr. Langdon says. But they can have serious side effects, especially if you are in old age.

A reader asked Inge van Lotringen for advice on covering large areas caused by vitiligo (file image)

So make sure you do this under the guidance of a professional to whom you have been referred by your GP; most vitiligo treatment is available on the NHS. For short-term coverage, skin camouflage products are available through organizations such as Changing Faces and The British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC).

‘They are waterproof and can be applied anywhere on the body; brands include Dermacolor (uk.kryolan.com), Keromask and Covermark.” The costs for a tube are around € 20,-.

Vitiligo puts you at high risk of sun damage and skin cancer, so always cover with a high-factor SPF. Heliocare 360*MD AK Fluid SPF100+ (€32.99, heliocare.co.uk) is the kind of protection you need.

Inge van Lotringen (photo) shared advice from Dr.  Selena Langdon suggesting steroid creams, oral steroids and UV phototherapy

Inge van Lotringen (photo) shared advice from Dr.  Selena Langdon suggesting steroid creams, oral steroids and UV phototherapy

Inge van Lotringen (photo) shared advice from Dr. Selena Langdon suggesting steroid creams, oral steroids and UV phototherapy

Mail your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, at ing@dailymail.co.uk

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