Topical Cream For Vitiligo | Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre

Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre
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#11-05 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506

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Treatment > Vitiligo Medication

Vitiligo Medication

Topical corticosteroids that come in cream or lotion form are often used in conjunction with phototherapy for effective treatment of vitiligo. These topical creams for vitiligo function by suppressing inflammation and your immune system. Since vitiligo can be correlated to autoimmune diseases, suppressing the immune system can help relieve the symptoms.

Corticosteroids are also available in oral form to help stabilize the condition for patients with rapidly developing vitiligo.  


Non-steroidal cream options like topical calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus can also be prescribed by the doctor.

Unfortunately, these creams on their own are often unsuccessful in returning the skin colour in vitiligo. Generally, they are more effective in stopping vitiligo from getting worse than making it better.

As such, a personalized treatment plan involving a combination of other vitiligo treatments and medication is required to improve a patient’s condition.

Seek professional medical advice from our doctors today.



A narrow-band UV therapeutic treatment for vitiligo. A phototherapy cabin unit is used to irradiate widespread vitiligo. Painless and safe.

Excimer Laser Treatment

This a form of targeted phototherapy that delivers a specific laser wavelength of 308nm. It is effective for facial areas and is pain-free with no downtime.

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