White or Brown Discolouration (Abnormal Pigmentation)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas 

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  • Brown discoloration that may appear like “dirt”
  • Usually on the neck and underarms

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Becker’s Nevus (Becker’s pigmentary hamartoma,Nevoid melanosis)

  • A mark with increased pigmentation and hair
  • Usually on the chest, shoulder or back
  • Usually appears in adolescence
  • The hair can be removed with Laser Hair Removal

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Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

  • Small white spots on the arms, legs and chest
  • Usually seen in people with darker skin types

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Melasma (Cholasma, Mask of Pregnancy)

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Pityriasis Alba

  • Eczema that forms light scaly patches
  • Usually on the cheeks of children with darker skin types

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Poikiloderma of Civatte (Sun Damage on the Neck)

  • Red-Brown discolouration on the side of the neck and upper chest
  • A form of sun damage
  • May be treated with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

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Solar Lentigenes (Liver Spots)

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Tinea Versicolor (Pityriasis Versicolor)

  • Caused by a yeast called Malassezia furfur
  • Appears as white spots and brown spots