Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2019, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (4): 283-285.doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4030.2019.04.014

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Application of camouflage therapy in vitiligo

Zhang Shaolong, Chang Yuqian, Lin Xingxiao, Su Xin, Jian Zhe, Li Chunying   

  1. Department of Dermatology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi′an 710032, China
  • Received:2018-05-25 Revised:2019-01-05 Online:2019-04-15 Published:2019-04-01
  • Contact: Li Chunying
  • Supported by:
    National Clinical Key Subject Construction Project; Science and Technology Planning Project of Shaanxi Province of China (2016LCZX-06); Science and Technology Coordination Innovation Project of Shaanxi Province (2016KTZDSF02-05, 2016SF-374)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 At present, specific targeted treatment of vitiligo is still lacking, and there are many limitations of current therapies, such as slow repigmentation process, long duration of treatment and frequent recurrence. As a therapeutic strategy for rapidly improving the appearance of patients, camouflage therapy has a unique advantage in the treatment of various skin diseases. Several studies in China and other countries have shown that the correct use of cosmetic camouflage can effectively improve the appearance and quality of life of patients with vitiligo. This review summarizes the knowledge about various camouflage therapies and related clinical researches on the relationship between camouflage therapies and quality of life of patients with vitiligo, and elaborates application prospects of camouflage therapies in the treatment of vitiligo.

Key words: Vitiligo, Quality of life, Camouflage agents, Camouflage therapy