Types of Vitiligo


Non-segmental vitiligo:
This is the most common type of vitiligo and results in white patches appearing on both sides of the body. Usually it starts near the hands, around the eyes or mouth, on the feet, or in an area of the body where the skin rubs together frequently.

Segmental vitiligo (Unilateral vitiligo):
This type of vitiligo usually starts when a person is young. It generally progresses for a year or so before it stops. Segmental vitiligo appears in one area of the body, such as on one leg or one arm. In about 50 % of cases, it’s accompanied by color changes in the hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

Segmental vitiligo is less common than non-segmental vitiligo and affects about 1 in 10 vitiligo patients.