Dihydroxyacetone in a New Formulation – A Powerful Therapeutic Option in Vitiligo

  title={Dihydroxyacetone in a New Formulation – A Powerful Therapeutic Option in Vitiligo},
  author={Heike Fesq and Knut Brockow and K Strom and Martin Mempel and Johannes Ring and Dietrich Abeck},
  pages={241 - 243}
Background: Most treatment protocols for vitiligo require a long treatment duration and usually do not result in complete repigmentation. [...] Key Method Methods: We treated 10 patients suffering from vitiligo affecting the face and/or hands with a newly introduced, commercially available self-bronzing cream containing DHA 5%. DHA was applied every second day. Results: The characteristic pigmentation showed very satisfactory cosmetic results in 8 out of 10 patients after 2 weeks of treatment. Conclusion: The…Expand

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