Ask the Nurse

I am a black female over the age of 50, and I have light spots on my legs. Is there something I can do?

Light spots are usually as a result of hypopigmentation or depigmentation. This can be a result of:

  • A condition like Vitiligo
  • Certain creams, especially those containing hydroquinone or steroid
  • Some fungal infections like Pityriasis versicolor

The treatment will depend on what is causing it.

I recommend that you see your primary care physician or dermatologist so they can determine the best treatment for you.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

September 13, 2012 at 1:54pm