VAA 2023 Annual General Meeting
Vitiligo Association of Australia
Promoting greater awareness, friendly interaction, patient education and research on vitiligo.
Camouflage for vitiligo
Currently there are many products available on the market which can be used to conceal vitiligo lesions.
Pia Miranda’s story
I developed vitiligo whilst playing Survivor which makes sense as the mental and physical challenges are extreme.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an acquired loss of pigmentation of the skin which involves the destruction of melanocytes in the skin by the immune system’s white blood cells (T cell lymphocytes) and inflammatory chemicals, causing the skin to turn white.
Who Gets Vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 1-2% of the population worldwide. Vitiligo can begin at any age, gender and ethnicity. However, for many people its onset is noted to occur most commonly before the age of 30.
What Does Vitiligo Look Like?
Vitiligo appears as white areas of the skin with well-defined edges. White hairs can also occur within an area of vitiligo and early greying or whitening of scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard hair can occur.
Can Vitiligo Be Cured?
Unfortunately, currently there is no cure for vitiligo however there are treatments that are effective in inducing repigmentation to the skin that has been affected by vitiligo as mentioned above. Ongoing research into vitiligo is being carried out globally, hopefully as the scientific field improves there will be new treatment therapies for vitiligo.
The VAA would like to invite applicants to appy for the Vitiligo Research Grant 2022. The VAA Research Grant has been established to support local research into vitiligo in order to improve our understanding of this condition. Preference will be given to...
COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 and declared as a global pandemic on 12 March 2020 by the World Health Organisation has raised many public health concerns across the world. For people with vitiligo, many are concerned of their health outcomes and vitiligo in the setting...
The internet and social media serve as a valuable source of information and as a result it has become an integral part of our daily lives. There is an abundance of health-related information online which not only allows for greater accessibility to essential health...