“I have been to numerous amounts of doctors all around South Africa, they have all said the same thing…. “There is no cure”. I have googled for answers and have tried many “at home” remedies to try beat this skin condition that has reigned over my life for 23 years. A year ago I was in a deep depression over the never ending growth of the spots on my skin. Never going out, always hiding my body under layers of clothes and covering my face with tons of make-up, just so that no one would see the monster I was becoming. I cried myself to sleep every night and prayed endlessly for some kind of miracle to release me from this condition that enslaved me all my life. I felt trapped in my own body.
Until about a year ago, my mother found an ad on google for UV treatment for Vitiligo in Pretoria. She was extremely positive about it and got even more excited when she read that the first consultation was for free. At the beginning, I was very sceptical, and told her I had doubts it would work for me, as many things had failed in the past. After a couple of months of constant nagging on her part, I finally agreed to give it a go, but had no faith in it. I had accepted defeat. I tried the treatment a few times and saw no difference, I was about to give up, until I decided to give it just two more weeks to make sure. That very week I saw some tiny spots of my skin poking through the vitiligo, I couldn’t believe my eyes! There after I kept on going to more treatments and every time my skin started to show more and more. Finally there is something that works! Fast forward to today and about 80% of my vitiligo is gone, and I can finally wear dresses again and go swimming in my bikini with nothing covering my body, there was no more shame.
I am truly grateful to have come across something that works so well without putting on any creams or taking any medication, just a few minutes of UV a week. This has been the best blessing I have ever had in my whole life and I am truly grateful to Isabel and her exceptionally friendly staff for taking such good care of me and bringing my confidence back, I highly recommend this to any people out there suffering from Vitiligo, it really works and is very affordable”.