An estimated 2% of the world’s population will be ecstatic if the answer to this question proves to be yes. There is no doubt that one of these years (and it’s getting sooner all the time!) researchers will come up trumps and the answer will be yes. But until that day comes it’s up to each of us to take responsibility for dealing with our white patches in the way that is most effective for us.
As far as I can see, there are only 3 constructive approaches to take:
1. Simply come to terms with the fact that you have a two-tone skin and get on with living and enjoying life;
2. Take positive action to find an effective treatment for you;
3. Do both 1. and 2. at the same time … that’s certainly the option I would recommend and it’s the one that has worked for me.
Personally, I don’t see any benefit in putting your life on hold and being miserable until you are cured (yes, I know from personal experience that avoiding this trap is easier said than done). But neither do I see the point in ignoring the fact that there are plenty of therapies out there that offer partial or even total success. My own story is proof of that. So my advice to my #vitiligo friends is to move forward on both fronts: enjoy your life as if your vitiligo did not exist but also do whatever is in your power to restore your skin to full health. That’s sure to be a win-win outcome :)
My name is Caroline.