Spots on Skin

Q: What causes uneven tan?

A: You get even tan thanks to melanin, i.e. pigment or substance, produced by melanocytes (specialized skin cells). They let skin enjoy the sun and acquire beautiful skin tone, darker than your natural skin tone. However, not all melanocytes succeed with this goal. When their work is impaired, normal production of melanin isn’t possible, so you are getting uneven tan with some areas lighter than others. Read more..

Q: Is a white patch on skin a cause for concern?

A: Generally not. However, if you’ve got a single white patch on skin that tends to enlarge or in case you begin to acquire additional white spots anywhere on your body, consult a dermatologist. Read more..

Q: Why does skin pigmentation occur?

A: Natural skin pigmentation is a protective skin barrier. Our skin is constantly affected by various factors, including sun and hormones. Melanin is a pigment, produced by skin that blocks ultraviolet rays when skin is exposed to sun. Read more..

Q: Are white spots on face a symptom of a disease?

A: Yes, it’s known as vitiligo. It’s when white colorless spots begin to appear on your face, then they are enlarging and joining with each other. In rare cases white spots disappear by themselves, but more often the disease is progressing. Read more..

Q: My son has got white blotches on his face which seem to enlarge and become more visible. What is it?

A: It may be vitiligo, a condition when certain skin areas, most frequently on face and hands, lose skin pigment. Vitiligo is not medically dangerous, although it’s quite upsetting for those, who it affects from the aesthetic point of view. Read more..