Moles are common, small, often brown spots on your skin. Mostly, these are benign and nothing to worry about. However, exposure to harmful UV rays can cause changes in your skin, giving rise to melanoma (skin cancer). Dr Hélène Menagé, a leading dermatologist, explains why you need to check your moles regularly, and the importance of using sun protection.
Squamous cell carcinoma (a form of skin cancer) can potentially appear anywhere on the body but is most likely to occur on parts that have had the most sun exposure. Leading dermatologist Dr Raj Mallipeddi explains when to see a doctor and the outlook on diagnosis.
Both lipomas and cysts can feel quite similar during their early stages, but would you be able to spot the difference? One of our leading dermatologists Dr Dev Shah explains how to recognise both and how they can be healed.
In the UK, there are around 15,000 new cases of melanoma every year, making it the fifth most common cancer in the UK. Dr Ben Esdaile is a leading dermatologist and an expert in the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Find out from an expert how you can both prevent melanoma, as well as detect it in its early stages.
Skin cancer is a common danger – in fact it is the most common form of cancer in the world. The idea that an innocent-looking mole on the skin could be deadly is a worrying prospect and the fact that simply being in the sun for too long can cause it is perhaps more worrying still. People often want to know how to spot skin cancer early and if it can be cured. Dr Raj Mallipeddi, a London-based expert dermatologist is here with the answers.
It is the most common type of skin cancer – but it can be fiendishly difficult to detect, because there is no “one” way it should look. In fact, there are over 20 growth patterns, some of which are hard to distinguish from an ordinary rash or spot. We asked Dr Raj Mallipeddi to explain the different types of basal cell carcinoma, what they can look like, and when you should see a doctor.
Skin cancer is a scary prospect. However, if it is spotted early, skin cancer can be relatively easy to treat, and even for more advanced skin cancers, there is hope. We talked to expert dermatologist Dr Saqib Bashir, who explained what skin cancer looks like and how it can be treated.
Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, an expert dermatologist, explains how mesotherapy can be used to improve the appearance of cellulite by contouring the body and removing excess fat non-invasively.
After a long winter, the idea of lying in the sun can be very tempting yet also detrimental to our skin. Expert dermatologist Dr Hélène Menagé explains how there is no such thing as a 'safe tan', and the importance of sun protection to prevent skin cancer and skin damage.