How to Treat White Spots on the Skin

By LeafTV Editor

White spots on the skin are due to a disease called Vitiligo or Leucoderma. This condition is mostly aggravated in summer. The spots may go away for a while and then come back under certain environmental conditions, so the best approach is to treat the symptoms when the spots appear.

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How To Treat White Spots On The Skin


White Spots: Vitiligo or Leucoderma Treatment

Use a corticosteroid cream. White spots on skin usually occur when there is a deficiency of the hormone corticosteroid, which is why using a corticosteroid cream helps reduce white spots.

Expose skin to sunlight or get artificial phototherapy. Sometimes, when skin is exposed to sunlight, the process of pigmentation becomes active and the white spots start to diminish.

Pursue skin-cell transplantation. Melanocytes are the cells that are responsible for pigmentation. Skin surgeries allow the transplantation of these cells to the affected area, allowing the white spots to be completely cured.

Use cosmetics. For mild conditions, cosmetics and a good base foundation can help cover up the white spots on the skin.

For severe conditions, take medication in pill form. However, these pills require a prescription.


  • Make sure you know the cause of the white spots, as there are similar conditions to Vitiligo that may cause white spots or skin discoloration.