Common Adult Skin Conditions

Common Adult Skin Conditions


At Cedars dermatology, we treat a wide range of skin concerns, including common conditions that affect many people in the population.


Though most commonly associated with teenage years, many adults also suffer flare-ups of acne on the face and body. Acne can be unsightly and undermine self-confidence, especially when the condition is severe, but acne breakouts are more than a cosmetic issue; if left untreated, they can leave scars and pits in the skin, making early treatment and prevention even more important.

We offer several effective treatments for active acne that tackle the root causes of the issue, unclogging and deeply cleansing the skin.


There are two main categories of skin cancer – melanoma and non-melanoma. Most non-melanoma skin cancers fall into two categories – Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Melanoma is less common than non-melanoma cancers but is more dangerous due to a much greater chance of spreading to other organs of the body. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole or a change in the size or appearance of an existing mole.

At Cedars Dermatology, we offer treatments for the removal of melanoma as well as non-melanoma cancers.


The main symptoms of psoriasis are red, dry, and scaled or crusted patches of skin. In normal, healthy skin, the outer layer contains cells which are formed in the deepest layers and then move up towards the surface, gradually changing as they go and finally dying before they are shed from the epidermis. This process normally takes between 3 and 4 weeks, but in psoriasis, the rate of turnover is dramatically increased within the affected skin, so cells are formed and shed in as little as 3 or 4 days.

At Cedars Dermatology we offer effective treatments for psoriasis, from mild to severe instances of the condition.


Melasma is a condition which causes brown or grey blemishes on the skin of the face (along with other areas that are exposed to the sun), appearing either as flat patches or freckle-like spots. Most commonly (though not exclusively) associated with pregnancy, Melasma occurs because of the overproduction of melanin – the pigment which darkens the skin. Melasma is a harmless form of pigmentation but can understandably result in self-consciousness.

At Cedars Dermatology, we offer effective therapies for the treatment of melasma.


Moles are extremely common and are typically benign skin lesions, but many people want them removed because of their appearance. Some moles are visible at birth while others occur in the skin over time, including those related to sunlight exposure and increased melanin production. Though most moles are harmless, it’s important to monitor them for changes in shape, size, or colour that might signal the development of cancer.

At Cedars Dermatology, we offer treatments for the removal of benign and cancerous moles.

Wish I had done this earlier!

“I had been suffering from acne for about 10 months before a friend recommended Dr Anjali Mahto. My acne was making me feel incredibly upset and impacting my confidence. I started to avoid seeing friends and family and I knew I had to do something. Dr Mahto was fabulous from the moment I met her at my initial consultation. She was so welcoming, caring, personable, friendly and made me feel comfortable immediately. Dr Mahto really listened to how I felt and could empathize with me. Dr Mahto answered all my questions and addressed my worries which reassured me. I only I wish I had made an appointment earlier!”

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