Doctor, my skin is turning white! What is Vitiligo (hypopigmentation) and how to treat it?

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is comprised of the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous fat. The epidermis consists of keratinocytes, melanocytes, Langerhans cells and Merkel cells. The melanocyte is the sole pigment producing cell of the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin within small cellular organelles called melanosomes. Melasonomes transfer their melanin …

It’s not cancer: Five common benign skin lesions

Heightened sun safety messaging is making Canadians increasingly familiar with their overall skin health and leading them to physician offices with concerns about suspicious skin lesions. In practice, knowing what skin lesions are not suspect can be as important as knowing what lesions are. Although skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer, the vast majority …