Hi I had a white patch of skin on my neck and I was prescribed Protopic cream by a dermatologist. I started seeing an improvement after about a month that the white patch was getting smaller from the outside edges. After continued use of the cream for a few months the white patch completely disappeared and was replaced by darker skin, even darker than my natural skin colour.
I was hoping that it would return to its natural skin colour but anyway having slightly darker patch of skin is way better than having a white patch since white is more obvious in contrast to my natural skin colour, so I was quite happy with the result and stopped applying the cream.
About a couple of months after I stopped using the cream, the dark patch of skin started to turn lighter from the centre. I thought it was finally healing and was returning to my natural skin colour but it's actually turning white again. I wasn't sure at first because light surrounded by dark would appear lighter than actual. But as the lighter skin was getting bigger again, I can confirm that it's white and not my natural skin colour.
I have attached a photo showing my natural skin colour, with the darker patch of skin that used to be white before treated with protopic, and the white skin that is returning from the centre.
Through my reading on vitiligo and protopic, it has been reported that vitiligo can relapse. I guess this is the case with me. I'm not sure if I should start applying the protopic cream again or what? I would appreciate any advice especially from skin experts.
Thanks in advance.