Vitiligo and black lights
May 15, 2014 11:06 AM Subscribe
Curiosity filter: I have a mild case of vitiligo and poliosis, but am fortunate to be so fair skinned in general that the vitiligo is often hard to detect unless I point it out. I've heard that the de-pigmented patches of skin will glow under a woods lamp/black/uv lights and am curious if I can test this myself. Will any old black light do?
posted by wiskunde to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
I've seen a couple cheap ones on Amazon. If I can use one of those, are any particular ones recommended? Or should I just wander into the back section of Spencer's gifts?