Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop functioning. The main symptom of vitiligo is loss of skin color. It can affect any part of the body, including the mouth, hair, and eyes. It may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. People with vitiligo also commonly experience premature whitening of hair. Treatment may improve the appearance of the skin but doesn't cure the disease. This includes photodynamic therapy, steroids, immunosuppressive meds, and topical ointments. Vitiligo is represented by the purple awareness ribbon and awareness products are available in the Unchargeables Shop.