Noticing signs of discolored skin? You aren’t alone.
Discolored skin patches are areas where there are changes in the usual skin color. Discoloration is a highly common problem with a wide array of potential causes.
Skin discoloration can be caused by a variety of factors and occur at any age or location on the body. While it is frequently a sign of damage or irritation, a number of underlying health issues may lead to discoloration or patchy skin.
Skin discoloration: What to do about it
Wondering how you can address or reverse your signs of skin discoloration? A board-certified dermatologist can help. Treatment for discolored skin patches depends on the underlying cause of your condition. Whether your discoloration is a result of illness, injury, aging, inflammatory issues, another cause, or multiple causes - a dermatologist can help you understand your condition and help you navigate and assess treatment options.
SkyMD: Online skin discoloration specialists at your fingertips
Getting skin discoloration evaluated by a dermatologist is now easier than ever! Based on patient submitted photos and your responses to a series of questions about your skin condition on SkyMD’s secure online portal, your dermatologist will craft a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause(s) of the discoloration. Your SkyMD dermatologist will work to ensure that your skin is looking and feeling the best it can be!
Receive personalized online treatment for your skin discoloration with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More About Skin Discoloration
Can unevenness in skin tone be associated with skin aging?
"Many patients who see me are not only concerned about wrinkles and indentations but also about the surface of their skin. A lot of people have broken blood vessels or brown spots that make their skin look red, ruddy, or uneven.”
Skin Discoloration Fast Facts:
Discolored skin patches commonly occur due to a difference in melanin production levels between areas of skin.
Allergic reactions commonly manifest themselves in the form of skin discoloration, as a result of inflammatory responses.
Various infections - from bacterial to fungal - can cause localized changes in skin color.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.