Macular Hypomelanosis

Midline Hyperpigmentation & Macular Hypomelanosis

Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Today we are going to talk about two conditions– Midline Hyperpigmentation and also Macular Hypomelanosis. Two crazy long terms but you’ve seen them. They are real common. Often the central chest area can be slightly lighter in color than the other areas around it this is just a normal variation that we see in skin of color.

Sometimes several white spots can also occur in the lower back and
stomach of young woman. These usually occur around age sixteen but they disappear by age thirty five.

Both these conditions are completely normal and harmless. Nothing to worry about.