Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose its natural color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. Vitiligo can also affect other parts of your body. A section of hair can turn white. Some people lose color inside of their mouths. Even an eye can lose some of its color. What causes this color loss is still a mystery. We do know that vitiligo is not contagious. It is not life-threatening. The type of treatment that is best for you will depend on your preference, Several different topical (applied to the skin) medicines can add color to your skin.other forms of treatment we offer are light box therapy, and laser treatments.