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Treatment of vitiligo involves either repigmentation or depigmentation, depending on the extent of the disease. Additional adjuvant forms of management include cosmetic cover-up and psychological and social support. Support groups can be located through the National Vitiligo Foundation (http://www.nvfi.org). Topical dihydroxyacetone-containing self-tanning preparations, topical dyes, and tattooing have also been used1 but generally do not result in ideal color match with the unaffected skin.
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