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J. Dahlén Gyllencreutz, K. Bengsson Boström and K. Terstappen Does it look like melanoma? A pilot study of the effect of sunless tanning on dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions British Journal of Dermatology 168

Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12194

What’s already known about this topic?

  • Little is known about the effect of sunless tanning products on dermoscopy, but two earlier case reports showed that they can cause new dermoscopic features.

What does this study add?

  • We show that sunless tanning products containing dihydroxyacetone can cause new dermoscopic features in facial pigmented skin lesions that imitate early lentigo maligna, as follicular pigmentation temporarily appears.

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