I’ve developed waxy, brown spots on my skin. Are they potentially dangerous? What’s the best way to get rid of them? Namita Kapoor, Mumbai
The brown spots that you have are called solar lentigenes. In some areas, they are flat, and in others, they are thick and raised. They may be removed by the application of an acid, by freezing or cautery.
Dr Rui Fernandez, Dermatologist