Spectrum Dermatology Blog

What is Acne Very simply, acne forms when a pore in the skin becomes clogged, due to dead skin cells that normally should be shed, but don't. The oil from your skin and the dead skin cells clump together, the pore becomes clogged, causing redness and...

Because skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer, successful treatment depends on early detection. Keeping a very watchful eye on moles and bumps, scheduling regular skin checks with a qualified dermatologist is a must to assure skin health and ultimately your overall...

Understanding Psoriasis Let’s begin by saying that psoriasis is a very baffling and persistent skin disorder that dermatologists deal with. It is characterized by the multiplying of skin cells faster than ten times the natural rate. The volume of the cells causes red, raised plaque, covered...

Moles, or nevi, if there is more than one, are frequently removed for many reasons, and they can be removed by two surgical methods. First, excision (cutting), along with or without stitches. And second, shave removal using a scalpel blade without any stitches. Laser has been...

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that is long-lasting and affects millions of people. It is characterized by red, flushed skin, broken blood vessels and can include red bumps that resemble acne. It is many times confused with adult acne. With Rosacea, small capillaries come up...

1. How can skin cancer be prevented? The best way to prevent skin cancer is pretty simple: stay out of the sun. Since this is not reasonable, the next best thing is to start at a young age to protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays...

You are out in the summer sun enjoying the day. You may not feel the effects of the sunburn you are getting immediately. But, symptoms develop later with warm, red skin that becomes tender to the touch. More severe symptoms may appear over the next...

Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone When melanin is produced and secreted in a large volume, our skin develops brown or “age” spots. The melanin that develops between the epidermis (skin's top layer) and the dermis (layer of skin beneath) is stimulated to increase the melanin production...

Nobody likes acne, and what can be worse than going through acne are the sometimes horrible acne scars that can be left behind. This can be a very traumatic problem for those who have to endure it. Even though the acne breakouts may be controlled...

We all wonder if these various small lumps and bumps we feel under our skin are a cause for worry. Most times these small lumps are harmless, benign growths, especially if they are the type of lump that moves around freely under the skin. This...