Spectrum Dermatology Blog

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, anesthetic-free procedure that eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. Sounds like something too good to be true? Well, maybe not anymore:). Here are the top 3 questions we get about CoolSculpting. 1.  How does CoolSculpting work? CoolSculpting removes fat cells in a noninvasive way, and...

Kybella is a non-invasive treatment for moderate to severe submental (under chin) fat.  We know that with surgical options such as chin liposuction the results are long term, but how long do results last from a Kybella treatment? What Exactly Is Kybella? Kybella is a substance derived...

People unhappy with their appearance have long tried to reduce unwanted fat for aesthetic reasons, doing everything from strict exercise and diet regimens to fat removal with liposuction. CoolSculpting is a more recent fat reduction method, but it’s fast becoming a popular choice for people looking...

Allergies that result in rashes, bumps, itching, redness and other skin conditions are very common, and their cause can sometimes be very hard to identify. Rashes can be caused by many things, including plants (such as poison ivy), allergic reactions to a medication or food, or...

CoolSculpting is an amazing procedure that safely removes fat cells in a non-invasive way. It is technically called “cryolipolysis,” which means dissolving fat cells through freezing. It is not only safe but also it is painless, and it is approved by the FDA. What Does CoolSculpting...

A skin tag is nothing more than a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk and is not skin cancer. Skin tags are not dangerous. Most often they are found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts...

Skin moles can range from harmless freckles to dangerous skin cancer lesions and it is of vital importance that we all learn the differences. Skin Cancer and Moles Though they might look unsightly, benign moles, lumps, and bumps on the skin, many times insurance will not pay...

The medical term for hives is urticaria. Hives are different than allergies or allergic reactions and are red, itchy, raised welts on the skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. Each is thought that each one characteristically lasts no longer than 6 to 12 hours....

Freckles aren't complicated. What freckles are, are merely a pigment (color) called "melanin." Melanin is a chemical made by skin cells called "melanocytes." Melanin helps to protect the skin from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays by reflecting or absorbing them. Freckles are natural, and they...

What Does CoolSculpting Do? CoolSculpting is primarily a fat reduction treatment, not a weight loss treatment. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is a person who has a problem area that diet and exercise just will not budge. The rule of thumb is between 20-40 % fat...