I’m a hairdresser from London. I was 43 years old when I first noticed a white spot on one of my fingers. I didn’t think much of it and just assumed it was some sort of fungus. A client doctor recommended a cream and I thought, after a few days or weeks, that would be it. Move forward to my summer holidays in Turkey and as I got tanned it was clear that it wasn’t just a fungus. Within a few months all my fingers had lost their pigmentation except for a few spots of my original olive skin, here and there. I wasn’t panicking at that stage and thank God it wasn’t on my face. Eventually my doctor diagnosed the vitiligo but offered little information, however he referred me to a dermatologist which wasn’t much more help. I have vitiligo and there is no cure available at the present.