About Tinia Versicolor at Jeff Alexander M.D. Dermatology
This common condition is caused by a fungal infection in which yeast on the skin grows out of control. The infection disrupts the skin’s normal pigmentation and causes patches of discoloration to appear all over the body. It is especially common in tropical areas and may be brought out by warm, humid weather. Tinia versicolor can affect people of any skin color, and although it is not dangerous to your health, the effects of the condition may cause unnecessary mental distress. Luckily, Dr. Alexander will be able to evaluate your skin and prescribe a treatment in as little as one visit so you can get back to living your life free of discomfort cause by tinia versicolor.