Skin discoloration on the neck and chest refers to darker and lighter markings that make the skin appear uneven, or discolored. The skin contains melanin which influences skin color such that an increase or decrease in melanin in the neck and chest can lead to discoloration. There are several causes for discolored skin on the neck and chest such as melasma, sun exposure, certain medications and skin conditions, and more. Anyone, regardless of age and skin type, can develop skin discoloration on their neck and chest, especially people with heightened unprotected sun exposure.
While skin discoloration is typically harmless, it can be bothersome and visibly unflattering for people who may want to have a more even skin tone throughout their body. At-home treatments like retinoids and certain lightening creams may help to even skin discoloration on the neck and chest. Yet, these at-home treatments are not as strong and effective as professional aesthetic treatments. We offer various laser treatments that help fade signs of skin discoloration on the neck and chest, giving patients a more even, clearer skin tone throughout their body.