Updated 10 July 2013

Have you used skin lighteners?

Take this quick survey to participate in important research into the use of skin lightening products in South Africa.

Dr Zandile Spengane of the Department of Dermatology at UCT is doing research into the use of skin lightening products in South Africa, with the aim of improving the health of people who might use these skin products. Part of the research is also to analyse the products and find out if any of their ingredients might be potentially harmful.

Click on the link to take the survey and be part of the research. It’s quick and you can stay anonymous: UCT Skin Lightener Survey.


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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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