Skin discoloration, be it from sun spots, rashes, infections, or melasma, can be distressing. Your skin is one of your most precious assets, and having confidence in your skin is an essential part of self-love and self-care.
As we age, our skin changes. Getting older is a privilege, but you don’t have to settle for changes in your skin that you don’t love. Pregnancy, sun exposure, and natural changes in our skin can cause uneven pigmentation and skin discoloration. Noticing that your skin tone is uneven can cause you to be concerned or frustrated. However, this doesn’t mean that the uneven pigmentation can’t be treated.
What is Skin Discoloration?
Our skin contains melanin, which is responsible for the color of our skin. However, this also means that our skin’s pigmentation can sometimes become uneven when there is an increase or decrease in melanin, causing skin discoloration. Skin discoloration is characterized by the appearance of darker or lighter spots that appear on the skin.
Skin discoloration is not always something that needs to be treated, but if your discoloration is new or is causing you either physical or emotional distress, call Rockville and the greater DC area’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Green and Dr. Walia. Don’t settle for skin you don’t love.
Causes of Discoloration
Skin discoloration can have many causes. For example, it can be a result of excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, or it can be a natural side effect of aging. Some other common causes of skin discoloration are:
- Sun spots (sun freckles)
- Healing after trauma, a burn, or a rash
If your skin is starting to change color in patches and you’re not sure why, call (301) 610-0663 to book a consultation with the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center. Some skin discoloration may require treatment.
The appropriate treatment for skin discoloration depends on the cause of your skin discoloration. Some common treatments we prescribe at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center are:
- Topical treatments
- Biologic and oral agents
- Chemical peels
- Laser Treatment
You should love the skin you’re in, and at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center, our goal is to give you the skin you’re proud of.