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I started to re-pigment within 2 weeks – Joel Pimm

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I started to re-pigment within 2 weeks - Joel Pimm

Joel Pimm, from Bristol, developed Vitiligo when he was 20 years old. Concerned that his skin was suddenly changing colour, Joel’s natural response was to contact his Doctor in hope that he would find out why there were patches forming on his skin. The response from his Doctor wasn’t surprising as it is one which many of us have heard before. He was simply told to ‘live with it’ as there was currently no cure for Vitiligo.  

Now in his 30’s and having tried various forms of treatment, in August 2018 Joel invested in a home UVB lamp which he says significantly changed the Vitiligo on his skin. In this interview, we spoke to Joel about the UVB lamp, its benefits and how going through treatment has made him feel… 


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About the Author

Natalie Ambersley

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.