Spectrum Dermatology Blog

Lumenis is the world leader in laser skin resurfacing technology. Spectrum Dermatology offers a variety of Lumenis products, including the Lumenis UltraPulse. It is the most powerful CO2 laser on the market for aesthetic medicine, capable of penetrating deeper than any other aesthetic ablative laser....

Many people link sunburns to long periods of direct sunlight exposure, heat, and a lack of sunscreen. This is a common scenario and can lead to the more serious burns, but "sunburns" don't always present as a burn. There may or may not be peeling,...

Double chins can be caused by excess weight, but that's not always the case. Many people have seen someone with a double chin, and the person otherwise looks fit and of a healthy weight. The double chin, sometimes known colloquially as a "turkey waddle," can...

Spectrum Dermatology offers a number of treatments for patients to look and feel their best. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring procedure and an alternative to liposuction. It is ideal for those with stubborn areas of fat that have failed to disappear with diet and...

Everything is coming up roses when spring is in the air, but for rosacea patients, it can be a dreaded season. Rosacea shows up as facial redness that can be caused by a number of factors. Drug interactions, adult-onset acne, alcohol, and allergic reactions are...

As spring approaches, everyone is putting away their cardigans in favor of tank tops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, and skirts. It is also the perfect season to schedule your annual mole check. Although skin cancer has a strong genetic component, it's also largely environmental. Sun damage...

There are a lot of myths when it comes to acne, from the idea that eating chocolate causes acne (not true) to not washing your face diligently causes it (only somewhat true). Spectrum Dermatology specializes in treating a variety of skin ailments, and acne is...

The term "skin cancer" is well-known, and the key to addressing this common form of cancer is early detection and prevention. Before skin cancer, there is often actinic keratosis (AK), also known as solar keratosis or "pre-cancer." It presents as a crusty growth, often compared...

In February 2018, it was announced that CoolSculpting company Allergan is partnering with Johnny Weir to promote the popular fat-freezing procedure. Weir is an NBC Sports correspondent and former Olympian. At Spectrum Dermatology, many patients are drawn to the non-invasive procedure because of the number...

Melanoma can be both deadly and easy to remove when caught early. Spectrum Dermatology prioritizes the safety and comfort of all patients, which is why Mohs micrographic surgery is a preferred method. While skin cancer in early stages is simple to remove with an in-office...