Vitiligo Society


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Telephone: 0800 018 2631 Free from UK landlines and mobile phones (Tuesday -Thursday 10:30 am-2:30 pm)

Address: The Vitiligo Society, 24, Greencoat Place, London SW1 1RD

Vitiligo is quite a common condition which makes the skin, and sometimes the hair, turn white in patches. This is because melanocytes, the cells which give the skin its colour, have been damaged.

The way the condition develops varies from one person to another. It can spread to cover the whole body, but this does not necessarily happen. The most common form of vitiligo affects both sides of the body, but it can affect one side only.

The Vitiligo Society is a small, national charity whose main aim is to support people with vitiligo.  Support is given through:

  • the regularly updated website;
  • the newsletter, Dispatches which keeps members in touch with the latest research, treatments and other members experiences;
  • holding open days, where people with vitiligo are supported, given the latest information about the condition and have the opportunity to meet other people with vitiligo;  
  • campaigning for a better understanding of vitiligo within the medical profession;
  • raising awareness of vitiligo among the general public.

The Society also supports research initiatives and closely monitors new research.

Our history:

The Vitiligo Society has been the primary source of information and support for people with vitiligo in the UK since 1985. 

Over time, the Society has established a strong reputation for its medical expertise.  Independent information has been produced for people with vitiligo and health professionals, using the advice of medical and scientific experts.  Research projects have been funded, with the aim of establishing the causes of vitiligo and finding safe and effective treatments.

Find us on Face Book @vitiligosociety and Twitter @vitiligosociety

 Registered Charity No. 1069607




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