Vitiligo may occur at all ages but usually begins between the ages of 2 and 40. All races may be affected. Despite a common belief, vitiligo is not seen more often in individuals of African descent; this may seem to be true only because the condition causes a more obvious cosmetic problem for darker-skinned individuals.
It is not necessary to treat vitiligo, but many patients find it bothersome and cosmetically undesired. Please come and see us if it becomes bothersome or if cosmetic treatments are desired.