There is no cure for vitiligo but it can be managed effectively through many different approaches. The treatment options for vitiligo have undergone a sea change over the last two or three decades and dermatologists are now in a much better position to manage this disease than in the past.
It is important to note that newly appeared depigmented spots can be efficiently treated soon after onset, typically within the first six weeks of the appearance of white lesions. Early treatment will produce better and longer lasting results, which is why medical care should be sought as soon as possible to stop the patches from spreading.
It is also important to remember there is no one therapy that works for everyone. Vitiligo is a complex disease and requires a complex, prolonged therapy. There are also some people who do not seem to respond to any therapy.