Skin Pigmentation Disorder
Signs and Symptoms
Body systems that are affected
For albinos, healthcare providers advise people to cover up, use sunscreen and avoid excess sunlight to prevent skin cancer.
To treat vitilgo, physicians may prescribe a combination of photo-sensitive medications like ultraviolet light therapy to darken the spots. If the person has depigmented patches covering more than 50% of the body, doctors also may be able to use skin bleaching.
Skin-lightening creams are available for hyper-pigmentation disorders. If a mole or birthmark appears suspicious, physicians often will surgically remove it to prevent skin cancer.
How is it diagnosed?