Pityriasis alba is a harmless skin condition that appears as hypopigmented (or lighter) patches on the face or arms mainly in children. Sometimes mild redness and fine scaling are seen with this condition as well. It is thought to be a low-grade type of eczema and those with eczema or atopic dermatitis are more prone…
Amy M. Hahn, PA-C, MPAS
A western Pennsylvania native, Amy M. Hahn, PA-C, MPAS, holds a specialty certificate in dermatology. She performs skin exams, diagnoses skin cancers, and treats rashes and lesions. She also provides botox and laser treatments. She completed her undergraduate degree and Physician Assistant degree at Saint Francis University. She obtained a master's degree in the specialty of dermatology from the University of Nebraska in 2003.
Amy is trained in both general and cosmetic dermatology enabling her to diagnose and treat all skin disorders including acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, lesions, and skin cancer. Amy takes great pride in educating her patients and is passionate about women's care. She is also highly skilled in performing Botox© injections and laser procedures for unwanted pigment, redness, spider veins and telangiectasias.
Have mild red patches? It could be Pityriasis Alba!
What is Pityriasis Alba? Can it be prevented? How is Pityriasis Alba treated?