Lentigo Maligna

What is it? Also known as… Hutchinson’s Melanotic Freckle What is Lentigo Maligna? Lentigo maligna is an early form of melanoma. In lentigo maligna the cancer cells are confined to the […]

Lichen Planopilaris

What is it? Also known as … Follicular Lichen Planus Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) is a rare inflammatory scalp disorder characterised by scarring Alopecia (permanent hair loss) with several different patterns. […]

Linear IgA Disease

What is it? Also known as … Chronic Bullous Dermatosis of Childhood, Linear Immunoglobulin A Dermatosis What is Linear IgA Disease? Linear IgA Disease is a rare skin blistering condition. […]

Acquired Ichthyosis

What is it? Acquired ichthyosis is a non-hereditary skin condition characterised by dry and rough skin with scaling. It is often described as “fish scale skin” and usually appears for […]


What is it? Lipodystrophy is a rare group of diseases characterised by the selective loss of fat in certain parts of the body. There are several types of lipodystrophy: congenital […]

Lichen nitidus

What is lichen nitidus? Lichen nitidus is an uncommon skin eruption presenting with multiple tiny bumps. It is more prevalent in children and young adults. What causes lichen nitidus? The […]

Livedo reticularis

Livedo reticularis What is it? Livedo reticularis is a term referring to the appearance of a “net-like”, red-blue pattern on the skin. There are a number of different types of […]

Laser resurfacing – fractional

Laser resurfacing – fractional Fractional laser resurfacing was first described in 2001 by Dr Rox Anderson, a prominent laser dermatologist from Boston. In Australia, the first generation of fractional lasers […]

Lichen simplex chronicus

Lichen simplex chronicus Also known as neurodermatitis What is lichen simplex chronicus? Lichen simplex chronicus is characterised by thickening of the skin due to chronic rubbing or scratching. Exaggerated skin […]