You and your dermatologist will have a discussion about your concerns, questions, and goals for treatment. Your dermatologist may diagnose vitiligo or another skin disease. If you have vitiligo and want to treat it, this is when you will start a conversation about treatment options with your dermatologist. Depending on your preference, you may choose no medical treatment, medicine applied to the skin, UVB light therapy, or surgery (learn more about treatment options at globalvitiligofoundation.org/treatments).
Your dermatologist may also order some laboratory studies to check the health of your thyroid, blood sugar, and blood cells.