4 Ways to Detect “Vitiligo Treatment” Scams

Vitiligo

Nothing gets under my skin like people taking advantage of others. Unfortunately there are many fake vitiligo cures out there that, over time, have caught my eye. At first I’m always intrigued, but after doing some research it looks like there’s almost always something off about those “cures.” Even websites that claim to sell a natural treatment for vitiligo are often preying on the vulnerability of those who are eager to get rid of their white spots. Many natural remedies included in those systems are available for better prices elsewhere on the internet. So I decided to make a video giving 4 tips to help you figure out whether the vitiligo treatment you’re looking into is just a hoax:

Recap:

1. Does the vitiligo treatment sound too good to be true? It probably is. Keep in mind that this is one red flag of many, so if there are other red flags in addition to this one, you’ll want to steer clear!

2. Are the glowing testimonials about that treatment fake? It may not be immediately obvious, but if you review testimonials more than once you’ll start to see inconsistencies, or a lack of genuine tone, or something that just seems off. Testimonials can come in the form of comments, videos, blog posts, or even what seem to be reputable websites.

3. Does the vitiligo treatment cost an arm and a leg? More than $50? If you’re not speaking with a trusted source, like a doctor, in person – it’s a scam. I say that with 99.9% confidence. Of the things I’ve read and experienced, there is no one “cure” out there that is 100% guaranteed to cure ANY vitiligo on any person’s body. There are so many different types of vitiligo and everyone has different body chemistry. So it’s a guessing game. If you’re searching for the right treatment for you, expect to explore more than one option. This means, unless you have the resources, you probably don’t want to spend $500 per treatment. At least, I know I don’t!

4. Does the treatment or system consist only of herbal supplements? There has been a recent surge of websites that promote herbal systems to treat vitiligo. I’d be cautious about these. Do your research and see if you can get a higher quality herb elsewhere. Or perhaps they are charging you exorbitant amounts of money for an enticing vitiligo system that would cost much less if purchased elsewhere, sans the label slapped on.

The eBook I mentioned in the video is not a “cure” … just like my “vitiligo cure” video wasn’t a cure. But it definitely reveals interesting information about vitiligo, great healthy eating tips, and methods and resources for de-stressing.

As always, please don’t hesitate to be in touch! You can comment here, or tweet me @arunagee ­čÖé

Yours,

Aruna

Melanocyte Transplantation

Vitiligo

A YouTube viewer asked me to research melanocyte transplantation a little while ago. So I did!

Melanocyte Transplantation is a vitiligo treatment that allows someone with stable vitiligo  (unchanging and unmoving) to undergo a 1-3 hour operation that would allow you to re-pigment your viti spots with your own, natural skin color. Of course, there are some risks involved, and there are different chances of success based on the type of vitiligo you have. I made a video summarizing the details:

I have not had the treatment myself. My vitiligo is not stable, though I have learned what triggers growth. But if I met the requirements and wanted treatment, I would definitely go for this one.

Yours,

Aruna