Vitiligo Bond Inc.

Vitiligo Community Resource

VBI’s FAQ’s & Vitiligo Support Resources

How to find a dermatologist?

Here is the website:  http://www.aad.org/find-a-derm

What’s the cost of treatment & insurance coverage?

Check with your insurance carrier to find out if vitiligo treatment is covered.  Vitiligo may be classed as a cosmetic disorder therefore some insurances carriers may not pay for treatment of vitiligo.  Average cost after deductible is about $100 per office visit.

How effective are long term vitiligo treatments?

Depends on how your body reacts to the treatments and the consistency of your office visits.  Always inquire about the side effects of any potential treatments.

To find out more about what’s going on the vitiligo community click on the above ‘Treatment and Studies’ menu tab.

Are there holistic treatments and alternatives?

Some of the benefits of holistic medicine are that the herbalist tends to look at the underlying cause of the disorder in the body.  Holistic approach may have fewer side effects than synthetic drugs. Some recommendations to helping the body return to normal is the use of meditation, exercise, yoga, detoxifying your body and your environment, colon cleansing, acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

We have a holistic member who is Dr. Kee who posts wellness tips every Wednesday on our Facebook forum and is available for contact.  You can click on the ‘Holistic’ menu tab for more information.

How to accept what you see in the mirror?

The mirror is just the beginning of knowing who you are.  Who or what is living inside of you?  Are you paying attention to that inner being?

To find out more about developing your spiritual self and to stay inspired click on the above ‘Empowerment’ menu tab.

Cover up  makeup and accentuating what you have!

Featured above is Janine and other VBI members click on the above ‘Tips’ menu tab.

Are there international groups? Visit:  http://25june.org/en/map

What’s the best sunblock?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57586143/consumer-reports-sunscreen-ratings-show-price-doesnt-mean-protection/

 

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About

Natasha Pierre McCarthy is the proud founder of Vitiligo Bond Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouragement to individuals with vitiligo. From a vision through teaching as a Christian business professor, Vitiligo Bond was created. We educate through creative forms to patients and the public. Through vitiligo 101 sessions at Emory University with Dr. Holla, special community events, social media, partner support groups, public figures and state leaders we are able to bond and have available support for anyone suffering with vitiligo. Vitiligo Bond has created a path for vitiligo awareness and positive expression. We now have the following states through Governor Proclamations that recognize vitiligo awareness: {Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, & West Virginia}. In addition, Vitiligo Bond has been recognized by Congressman Hank Johnson. Congressman Johnson was also instrumental in our advocacy efforts to help get special recognition during the month of June from our President Obama to recognize and stand together with people who suffer with vitiligo. I believe that God created us for a purpose and everyone deserves the right to have fullness and a quality life. We all have the ability to shine. Vitiligo Bond Inc. is constantly working to raise awareness of the mysterious illness and use their platform in order to fund research that will hopefully lead to the discovery of the cause and a cure for vitiligo.

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