What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system attacks skin pigment calls called melanocytes.
What are the signs of vitiligo?
Losing skin color in patches, prematurely going gray or white in body/head/face hair, losing color in tissues inside your mouth and nose called mucous membranes.
What is affected when you have vitiligo?
Universal vitiligo means discoloration affects nearly all of your body. Generalized vitiligo means discolored patches occur symmetrically. Segmental vitiligo affects only one side or part of the body and generally occurs in children for about 1 to 3 years before stopping. Localized/Focal vitiligo affects only one or a few areas of the body. Acrofacial vitiligo affects the face, the hands, and body openings.
What treatment is available for patients with this disease?
Monobenzone is the only effective treatment available and it requires religious whole-body application, alongside sunscreen, for at least 3 years. In some cases, it may take up to 10 years to fully depigment and even out the skin tone.
What is Dermetel doing to eradicate vitiligo worldwide?
We're lowering the cost, convenience, and access barrier of whole-body monobenzone through low-cost kits that increase monobenzone adherence and get people depigmented efficiently and effectively. Absolutely no one should grow up feeling like a 'Dalmatian freak' over something that can be fixed and corrected easily. We include everything needed--monobenzone, sunscreen, and plastic wrap to protect areas covered in monobenzone.
Is Monobenzone safe?
Yes, but the reason more patients choose to suffer masochistically instead of fixing their issue and moving on is due to the high cost and inconvenience of treatment. Dermetel is making it easier than ever for patients to depigment than ever before with dermatologists in our clinic happy to write prescriptions and teams in India building out whole body tubes for daily use. The small test tubes of monobenzone rarely achieve end results. Using the same techniques used in the business world to address vitiligo systematically means we can get closer to eradicating it entirely by 2092.
What about ordering?
We're upgrading to BigCommerce to ensure people have a seamless ordering experience. All packaging, logistics, and distribution are being handled by the head office which is specialized in the luxury space. Our objective is to make sure people have a luxurious experience, even though Dermetel is a non-profit.