Dark spots and patches on your skin take many forms. Some are harmless, and some can be deadly – but how can you tell and when should you be worried? And what can be done about them? This week on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today your show host Edmonton Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Barry Lycka talks with Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Neelam Vashi, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Founder & Director,Center for Ethnic Skin. The two dermatologists talk about the different types of dark spots, moles, lesions and patches that appear on our skin. They go through the ABCDE of checking if a mole is possibly a melanoma skin cancer. They describe what are seborrheic keratosis, freckles and lentigines, and what can be done to make them look better. Dr Vashi highlights two other problems – melasma & post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. She talks through what they are, what they look like, what causes them and different treatments for them. Don’t ignore these spots and patches, but don’t worry too much either – firstly listen to this interview and then go and see an expert dermatologist like Dr Lycka or Dr Vashi to seek their experienced opinion.
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