Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration can manifest in the form of hyperpigmentation, or excess pigmentation, or hypopigmentation, the absence of pigment. While skin discoloration is rarely a sign of a

life-threatening disease, it can affect one’s appearance, and even threaten one’s

self-confidence. At Greenwich Point Dermatology in Greenwich, CT, Dr. Dolder and the team work with you to determine the root cause of your skin discoloration and then discuss potential treatment options, whether they are topical solutions, light and laser therapies, or lifestyle modifications.

There are three common types of skin discoloration conditions.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin after an inflammatoryresponse, such as acne scarring, bug bite, or other  Read more about hyperpigmentation here.
  • Melasma is the appearance of dark patches on the skin, particularly the face, due to hormonalchanges, especially during  Read more about melasma here.
  • Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by the absence of pigment in the skin, resulting in white patches that can take over large areas of the body. Read more about vitiligo here.