Vitiligo Treatment

New Laser Treatment Offers Hope for Patients with Vitiligo









The Advanced Dermatology Center of Columbus, GA is proud to offer a breakthrough in treatment for vitiligo. Vitiligo is a disease which causes white spots or patches in the skin. It is caused when pigment cells (known as "melanocytes") get destroyed. These cells, which are normally found throughout the skin and other parts of the body, are what produces melanin, the pigment which gives the skin its normal color. With vitiligo, these cells are destroyed, resulting in loss of skin color in affected areas. Some of the more common areas of the body where the loss of color due to vitiligo is commonly seen include:

  • Exposed areas, such as the hands, face, and the upper part of the chest
  • Areas around body openings, such as the eyes, nostrils, mouth, nipples, umbilicus, and the genitalia
  • Body "fold" areas, such as the armpits and groin
  • Injury sites, such as cuts, scrapes, and burns
  • Hair (scalp, facial, and in other areas) can turn gray early
  • Around pigmented moles
  • The choroid of the eye

Vitiligo is believed to affect at least 1% of the population. Many people with vitiligo see at least some loss of skin color in one or more areas by the age of 20.

If you suffer from vitiligo, we understand the impact it can have on your self image and your quality of your life.

The Advanced Dermatology Center is proud to make available a breakthrough treatment which is producing potentially life changing results for many vitiligo sufferers.

The following is an example of a patient being treated with the XTRAC Excimer Laser for Vitiligo:

Before Treatment
During Treatment


XTRAC Excimer LaserThe XTRAC Excimer Laser

Until recently, there was no effective treatment for the loss of skin pigmentation caused by vitiligo. But thanks to the XTRAC Excimer Laser, your life may very well be changed. It does require multiple treatment sessions, but if you're tired of simply "living with" vitiligo, there is hope. The XTRAC Excimer Laser is F.D.A. approved to treat vitiligo. The XTRAC Laser utilizes UVB light to stimulate melanocytes that may be present deep in the skin.

Sschedule a consultation with Dr. Steinberg at the Advanced Dermatology Center. Dr. Steinberg will work with you to formulate your personalized treatment plan, based on your individual needs, wishes, and related factors.



You deserve to feel good about yourself and the way you look.

Dr. Steinberg and the Staff at the Advanced Dermatology Center are here to help you achieve that.

Call the Advanced Dermatology Center at (706) 323-1000 today to schedule your consultation so we can help you decide if Xtrac Excimer Laser treatment is right for you.

Advanced Dermatology Center of Columbus- Dr Thomas Steinberg MD

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