Suffering from Vitiligo?
21st March 2013
Last week it was Red Nose Day, and no we don’t mean Rosacea.
We all tuned in to watch Lenny Henry on the BBC and joined together to do weird and wonderful things in the aid of charity. We saw the usual climatic episode of Eastenders, highlighting the important issue of teen gang culture. What was particularly popular was Graham Norton’s Big Chat, where Mr Norton had a mammoth six hour chat where he aimed to break the world record for the most questions asked on a TV chat show. However, what we’re most interested in here at sk:n clinics is Mr Norton’s skincare as he is a long-term sufferer of vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a genetically complex skin disorder where small white spots develop and bleach the skin. In its most extreme form, the condition left untreated can spread and leave the sufferer with uneven patches of skin tone. Graham Norton is a well known sufferer of the condition and the discolouring pigmentation is visible on his hairs, which are greying at the ends.
With no proven cure for vitiligo there’s no need to panic and if you think you see signs developing, then pop into one of our sk:n clinics where one of our expert dermatologists can give you a free consultation. They can help advise you on the best ways to prevent the condition from spreading and general tips and advice on the best way to look after your skin.