‘Happy girl.’ Vitiligo AKA leucoderma is a long-term skin condition. Its characteristics are patches of the skin losing their pigments. Whiter patches or smooth lighter appear on a person’s skin. The discolored areas usually get bigger with time. This condition can affect the skin of any part of the body. We don’t know why this happens, but for some reason, the skin doesn’t have its characteristic color since it has lost its melanin. Although it affects all races, it’s more noticeable in dark-skinned people.
It commonly affects areas exposed to the sun, places that have been injured in the past, eyelids, and hair, and mucous membranes to body folds such as the armpits. There are different types of vitiligo depending on where one has it. Once diagnosed, vitiligo is treatable. The choice of treatment will depend on how it affects your life, how much and where the skin it affects, your age, and how rampant it is spreading. To her, self-consciousness, support group, and talking to people experiencing the same thing make one a happy girl.