Spectrum Dermatology Blog

What’s the difference between medical and cosmetic dermatology? There’s often a lot of overlap, which is why Spectrum Dermatology offers both in one convenient location. Medical dermatology refers to conditions that are medically necessary to treat, and oftentimes (but not always) these conditions are covered...

Skin cancer has always been a very common disease with the majority of adults who reach their golden years having some form of skin cancer. However, skin cancer is also completely preventable and it’s never too late to start better protecting your skin. Spectrum Dermatology...

A lesion is an umbrella term for any kind of damaged skin tissue. There are over 3,000 kinds of skin conditions and Spectrum Dermatology treats all of them. With so many potential issues, it’s easy to see why self-diagnosing is not easy, feasible, and definitely...

There is no cure for eczema, but there are many treatment options for this common skin condition. It is one of the most common complaints at Spectrum Dermatology, particularly for those who struggle with chronic eczema. The severity of your eczema may ebb and flow...

Some people think of heat rashes only occurring in babies, but adults can get them, too (particularly in the summer months). Spectrum Dermatology always sees an increase in heat rashes this time of year. The condition, also known as prickly heat or miliaria, happens when...

There are many types of hyperpigmentation, which is a term that means a skin darkening or discoloration. At Spectrum Dermatology, all types of hyperpigmentation are treated including the most stubborn kind, melasma. Hyperpigmentation can be caused or triggered by a number of factors, from the...

About 20 percent of people will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer is 100 percent preventable and very easy to treat when caught early. Wearing sunscreen correctly and seeing your dermatologist every year for a mole check are...

A “brown spot” could refer to a wide variety of common skin lesions and conditions. There are over 3,000 skin conditions and Spectrum Dermatology treats them all. Just like with any other skin concern, a “brown spot” requires a correct diagnosis before it can be...

It’s unsurprising that acne ranks as the most common medical skin condition, with the Academy of Dermatology reporting that mild or moderate acne affects up to 50 million Americans. It’s so common that a lot of people think it’s “just” a cosmetic concern, but that’s...

There are many types of chemical peels because they are exactly what they sound like: a chemical cocktail that peels away the top layer(s) of the skin. Spectrum Dermatology offers a wide variety of the best, safest, and most effective chemical peels and each peel...