Redness and pigmentation are common skin conditions that affect people of all ages and skin types. There is typically not one specific “cure” for any form of pigmentation but it can be effectively managed with the right skincare regimen prescribed by a board-certified dermatologist.
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin caused by an overgrowth of yeast, which is always present on our skin. This excess yeast leads to spots of discoloration that can appear darker or lighter than the surrounding skin. In some cases, these spots can become dry and itchy.
Our doctors most commonly treat tinea versicolor with medicated cleansers or creams and can also prescribe anti-fungal pills to care for the infection.