- "This ambitious book is about how to help ordinary patients understand and manage their skin condition. Everyone interested in vitiligo should absolutely read it." - Prof. Torello Lotti
- "A smart, accessible book that takes a look at the whole body and its environment to understand the disease, treatment tools and protocols, and well worth the price." - Prof. Robert Schwartz
- "This is an insightful journey from a patient perspective into the trials and tribulations of living with vitiligo. The author integrates in a flawless form social, medical and psychological burden of living with vitiligo. It is truly the most complete and essential guide to living with vitiligo." - Prof. Andy Goren
- "This book is rare. It looks at vitiligo with an insider's knowledge, wisdom and deep caring about patients." - Ogo Maduewesi, VITSAF
- "Yan Valle is the person to listen about vitiligo." - Lee Thomas, Fox2 TV
- "Yan gave over vast amounts of information in a really readable, cogent fashion. This is really a great presentation of a complex topic. ... I am sure that there are hundreds of other diseases, where a guide like this would be really valuable." - James Adelson, Zanderm
- "I love how easy to understand and comprehensive it is - something definitely lacking in the vitiligo community today." - Erika Page, Living Dappled
- "A No-Nonsense Guide To Vitiligo is deeply original and well-referenced book. Yan doesn't just list all options for you to choose from, but makes sensible suggestions." - Prof. Konstantin Lomonosov
- "I must congratulate author on the achievement and contribution he made for public awareness of vitiligo. Its a wonderful book. Both patients and professionals will benefit from it." - Prof. Xing-Hua Gao
- "Yan explains what's wrong with drug development and why there is still no cure for vitiligo. He also gives a critical, much-needed overview of the effectiveness of various therapies for vitiligo." - Prof. Igor Korobko
From the Author
My competency in the area you are about to discover evolved from real-life experiences and is built upon a formal education as a computer engineer with a master's degree in business administration.
As a professional, I went from nearly three decades in the high-tech and business development sector to become Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit Vitiligo Research Foundation in 2010, upon an invitation from its founder - a close family friend.
And as a patient since around six years of age, I have gone through every common pitfall known to a person diagnosed with vitiligo. Misdiagnosis, years of non-treatment followed by bursts of mistreatment - including under-dose and over-dose - treatment dropouts, self-prescription and self-medication, to name a few.
When challenged with a complicated question, I like to ask myself, "How would I explain this to my mother?" So let's get down-to-earth to make sure you walk away from this book with a clear understanding of your best treatment options and their potential outcomes.