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…
Matt Dettra, MMS, PA-C
Meet Matt Dettra
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, where he also went on to receive his master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies.
He completed the physician assistant residency program at Schweiger Dermatology Group, training under renown dermatologists in Center City, Philadelphia. He has four years of experience in the field, and offers both medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Matt is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.
In his free time, he enjoys interior design, cooking, working out, and spending time at home with his partner and dog.
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Abington Health Center
Have mild red patches? It could be Pityriasis Alba!
What is Pityriasis Alba? Can it be prevented? How is Pityriasis Alba treated?