White Patches On Face

Skin discolorations are very common, they can appear anywhere on your body. These discolorations can appear in the form of a small white spot or a patch that starts getting bigger as time passes. When these white spots appear onto your facial skin, they can be very irritating as you cannot hide your face like other body parts.  

However, the good news is that these patches can be effectively dealt with and we are here with some remedies that can help you fight against these pesky white patches on the face and other body parts. 

Let’s get started and have an in-depth analysis of the most common causes of these patches and how to deal with these patches. 

Vitiligo 

It is a very uncommon skin disorder caused by the absence of skin coloring pigments. People suffering from this skin condition can develop patches of white discolored skin anywhere on their body including their faces. 

The bad thing about these stubborn patches is that they tend to become larger with time until they cover large portions of your body. This widening of patches may not occur in everyone. 

  • Causes: 

This medical condition mostly appears in people who have a family history of people suffering from this one. 

  • Treatment: 

Your doctor may recommend 

  • Any topical cream to be applied to the discolored area. 
  • UV light therapy to make the color of the discolored skin the same as the natural skin. 
  • Some oral Medication to stop the spread of these white patches. 
  • Skin grafting also considered a possible solution to this problem.  

Milia 

You must’ve heard about a protein named Keratin that forms the outer layer of your skin. When this essential skin protein gets trapped under your skin, it starts forming small white spots on the face.  These small white-colored cysts appear as tiny spots on your face and can be very annoying to deal with. 

  • Causes 

Other than keratin being trapped inside your skin, these small white spots on the face can be caused by burns from certain medications; steroid creams, sun damage, or after you undergo a resurfacing procedure for your skin 

  • Treatment 

This treatment usually gets resolved by itself without any treatment after it has run its course. If your condition doesn’t improve even after a few months then contact your dermatologist, he may recommend 

  • The use of a topical retinoid cream 
  • Acid peel to remove these tiny spots 
  • Microdermabrasion Treatment 
  • The doctor may also use a needle to extract the trapped keratin 

Pityriasis alba 

This condition causes oval patches of discolored dry white patches on the face and skin to appear. This medical condition usually affects children who are between the age of 3 to 16 years.  

  • Causes 

Doctors are still unsure about what exactly causes this skin condition. Many people believe it is caused by exposing your skin to direct sunlight or yeast that is known to cause hypopigmentation. 

  • Treatment 

This one also clears away on its own and usually does not need any specific medication. The bad thing about this skin condition is that even after your recover from this medical condition the discoloration it has caused may appear for up to three years. 

If it does not go on its own even after a few months have passed away than you can consult your doctor. Your doctor may recommend  

  • Over the counter topical steroid namely hydrocortisone. 
  • Moisturizing cream to deal with dry white patches on the face. 
  • White patches on face vitamin deficiency can deal with by taking vitamin supplements to heal your skin. 

Outlook 

Discoloration of skin and the appearance of white patches are quite common and are not a serious health concern by any means. If you are concerned about the appearance of your skin for cosmetic reasons than you should speak to a healthcare professional right away. 

Here at Laser Skin Care Dubai, we have a team of board-certified dermatologists who can help you deal with all your skin problems including this one. So, what are you waiting for? Book a free appointment right now and say goodbye to your discolored white skin to get your self-confidence back.