Zoom calls during lockdown spark a rise in online sales of ‘freckle removal pens’

Source: Mail Online, June 2020

Zoom calls during lockdown have sparked an increase in sales of ‘freckle removal pens’ which dermatologists warn could inadvertently lead to skin cancer.

The British Dermatologist Association is calling for the sale of pens which remove freckles, moles and skin tags at home to be banned.

The organisation is concerned that the beauty devices could lead to burns, scarring and further pigmentation – and may also make cancerous melanomas harder to spot, reports The Sunday Telegraph.

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