Vitiligo is a condition of the skin where pigment cells, melanocytes, are destroyed in certain areas. The exact cause is unknown, although most experts believe that it is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys certain cells within the body.

While IPL can potentially reduce the appearance of Vitiligo, there is also the risk of increasing or spreading the affected area. There are topical solutions to ask your dermatologist about, but IPL is not suggested.