Vitiligo: How to Address Clients with Fairylike Lashes
You’ve heard the most common concerns from clients who want to enhance their lashes or brows: too thin, too short or too light. But what about a person who comes in with white lashes or brows due to an incurable skin ailment? “Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish or depigmented patches,” explains Edidiong Kaminska, MD, MBS, FAAD, board certified dermatologist in Chicago. It’s a relatively uncommon disease, with about 1 percent of the world’s population affected, according to Vitiligo Support International, which means that more than 50 million people are affected.