Portable home phototherapy for vitiligo

Eleftheriadou V, Ezzedine K

Clin Dermatol. 2016;34(5):603-6.

Currently there is no cure for the most common depigmentation disorder, vitiligo. Many attempts at treating the condition in a noninvasive manner, for example, phototherapy, have proven to be successful. The next step is to introduce a phototherapy unit that allows and encourages more patient compliance. “Hand-held phototherapy devices might overcome the need to treat vitiligo in hospital-based phototherapy cabinets and allow early treatment at home that may enhance the likelihood of successful re-pigmentation.”