Melanocytic nevi, or commonly known as moles, are usually benign in children and nothing of concern. New moles may appear during childhood and into early adulthood. It is normal for moles to darken or lighten over time. Some might fade away completely.   As your child grows, moles get...

Currently in South Africa, it is mandatory to wear face masks in public.   As a result, all sorts of masks are available at thousands of outlets.  We see cotton cloth masks, surgical masks, designer masks made from specialised materials and even buffs acting as masks.   But although wearing a face mask has been...

During the winter months many people are visiting indoor tanning beds to help along that all year Summery glow.   If under normal conditions you are one of them it may be worthwhile to consider the following facts about the practice of indoor tanning:  Tanning beds are not safe.   The World Health Organisation has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are...

Melasma is a common pigmentary disorder that leads to irregular brown patches on the face. The cheeks, central face and jaw may be affected. The brown discolouration is caused by an increased amount of melanin pigment in the skin. Women who have melasma are usually very...