- by Dr Vivekananda Bhat
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- Feb 09 2017
The Several Affects That Vitiligo Leaves On People
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin losses its melanin content. This condition commonly affects the body in areas such as your hands, arms, eyes, elbows, feet and mouth.
The effects of Vitiligo on Sridhar a 16 year old
Vitiligo started affecting me since the age 11. It’s been a difficult couple years for me , but my friends and family have pulled me through it. I know vitiligo isn’t a life threatening disease, it doesn’t affect my health but in this day and age- where society puts a lot of importance on looks, vitiligo is almost as bad. Most of the pigments on my face have already dissipated and there are symmetrical patches across my body. Early on, what I found most difficult was the little things like the looks that I got from people that passed by or the fact that people were so obviously avoiding the seat next to me on public transport probably thinking it is contagious. I cannot blame them though; maybe I’d do the same if I was in their position. It wasn’t long before I stopped thinking about what others thought of me and focused on what I thought of myself. Still, this made my self-esteem very low and made me really insecure. It was only recently that it started getting difficult again; I was getting older and was thinking about what the future had in store for me. Questions that I really never thought of started popping up. The biggest one being: who’d want to marry me? Of all the people in the world, why would anyone choose me? When people look at me all they’d see is someone who’s different, an abnormal person”.
The effects of Vitligo on a young lady
A young lady Reshmi says she was shattered when she figured white patches were forming on the corners of her mouth and limbs. Her profession in modeling added to her misery, as models are valued only their flaw-less physical experience. This skin disorder had led her into a lot of depression and humiliation. She adds on saying that a permanent cure to this problem drove her from pillar to post.
At Noble Vitiligo, our treatments are led by Dr. Vivekananda Bhatt. He has been performing surgeries in Vitiligo for 14 years now. He was among the first doctors in India to introduce melanocyte transplantation to treat Vitiligo. Our treatments are methodologies are tested and certified several times before putting into practice. Through our treatments we have able to provide a cure to several patients. Some of these patients have been cured completely. Customer insights and a wealth of experience have helped us in keeping our treatment error-free and effective.
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