Before his passing, the King of Pop Michael Jackson was known for his very pale skin, a condition the talented entertainer said was due to a rare skin disease called vitiligo. It looks as though he was right, as it appears his oldest son, Prince Michael, may be suffering from the same condition.
On a recent family vacation, the paparazzi snapped shots of 13-year old Prince Michael as he played in the water with his siblings: 12-year old Paris and 8-year old Prince Michael II, who is also known as Blanket. The camera lens showed some discoloration around Prince Michael’s armpit.
Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “The pictures seem to indicate that his son has vitiligo just as Michael Jackson presumably had.”
Miami Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “ Although it is not proven, it is believed that Vitiligo which is the skin disorder that Michael Jackson suffered from is an inherited condition. There are different treatments to help mask the condition such as topical steroids and other medications, photo therapies, tattooing the white patches or conversely fading the rest of the skin to match the de pigmented areas, but unfortunately none are a cure.”
The photos have revived speculation that he is the biological son of Michael Jackson, just as the pop star always maintained.
Before his tragic death in the summer last year, Michael Jackson had gone through years of plastic surgery, altering him drastically from the face of his youth. The eccentric pop singer was thought to have undergone numerous nose jobs as well as cheek implants and a jaw shortening procedure (See Make Me Heal’s story on Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery).
The kids seem to be finally recovering from the devastating loss of their father last year and Makemeheal.com wishes them the best in the future.
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