Vitiligo is a condition in which pigment is gone from the skin and usually presents as white patches. The most commonly involved areas are the hands and fingers, face, especially around the eyes and mouth, as well as the, feet and genital area. Vitiligo can be associated with other medical problems and there may be a genetic component. Treatment involves the use of topical medications, lasers and light treatments. Long standing vitiligo can be resistant to treatment and the disease can continue to progress.