What triggers tinea versicolor?
An accumulation of Malassezia, a yeast that is a part of your skin’s natural flora triggers tinea versicolor.
How long does it take for tinea versicolor to go away?
You might be able to correct your skin’s fungal imbalance quickly with topical or oral medications, but it can take six to 12 months for normal skin color to return. It’s common for tinea versicolor to recur even after it has fully healed.