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Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre is dedicated to helping our patients better understand and treat their vitiligo. Centrally located in Singapore, we sit adjacent to the upcoming HealthCity Novena and are conveniently located next to Mount Elizabeth Novena. For our international clientele, we have a wealth of accommodation options nearby to facilitate ease of commute.

Our multi-cultural team has been carefully assembled to enable us to engage patients in a number of different languages, including English, Mandarin, or Bahasa Indonesia/Melayu all in a bid to improve rapport and understanding of the therapeutic process.

Drawing from a wealth of international resources, we utilise a multi-step, multi-pronged approach to help our patients at every stage of their condition. Together, we endeavour to position ourselves in the market as the leading vitiligo treatment centre in Singapore and the region.

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VITILIGO TREATMENT IN SINGAPORE BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR (2019)
May 8th, 2019
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Posted on May 8th, 2019

Vitiligo is an acquired skin condition where areas of the skin lose their pigment over time, resulting in the formation of white patches on the skin. Famous personalities living with vitiligo include Winnie Harlow (of America’s Next Top Model fame), Joe Rogan, Amitabh Bachchan, and most notably, of course, Michael Jackson. 

This is not a rare condition. In fact, as many as one in 100 people are estimated to be living with vitiligo. However, even though vitiligo is relatively common in our population, there are large gaps in knowledge regarding the condition in Singapore and Asia.

As a doctor who focuses on treating patients with vitiligo, I decided to write a guide to share my experiences. I will touch on the condition, how it is managed in Singapore, and methods with which people living with vitiligo can improve and maintain the health of not just their skin, but also their overall physical wellness.

Read on to find out more about:

  • What is vitiligo and what causes it?
  • What are the symptoms of vitiligo?
  • Who is more likely to get vitiligo?
  • Is vitiligo hereditary?
  • Can vitiligo go away by itself?
  • Can vitiligo be prevented?
  • How is vitiligo diagnosed?
  • Can vitiligo be cured?
  • How is vitiligo treated in Singapore?
  • When should I seek treatment for vitiligo?
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Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, thanks for the question. To begin with, the underlying causes for vitiligo are poorly understood though there are several triggers which have been associated with development of the condition. These triggers can range from emotional stress/trauma, exposure to certain industrial chemicals or ...
25 Apr 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello there, this is quite a good question. Based on the appearance of the skin shown in the pictures, there is visible dryness of the skin with some overlying redness which is resulting from scratching. This is a common issue for Singaporeans who travel from our humid climate to a comparatively co...
20 Apr 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
In a word, no. Vitiligo is definitely not fatal. The condition is not life-threatening. At most, people with the condition may experience a mild itch over the affected skin. However, for the most part, vitiligo rarely presents with any itch or pain. The largest source of harm from vitiligo comes fr...
15 May 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello! Vitiligo is an acquired skin depigmentation which occurs in approximately 1% of the population worldwide. It can occur at any age, and most commonly appears as white patches on the skin. While the mechanism for vitiligo is understood to arise as a result of an autoimmune process that targets...
18 Apr 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, Phototherapy is a large umbrella term for the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for the purpose of treating skin conditions. There are a number of different applications for phototherapy (especially in different skin conditions) and it stands as one of the bread-and-butter techniques for treatme...
15 May 2019

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