Spectrum Dermatology Blog

If you or a loved one has recently has had skin cancer removed, you are no doubt wondering about the chances of it returning and if so, what can help lower the risk of it returning? It is true that anyone who has had a cancerous...

Ok, you’ve been to your medical day spa a multiple of times, you’ve seen the women getting Botox…so why not you? Many people, who have never been introduced to Botox, initially ask the question, “How much does it cost?” Of course we all want to know...

We all want our skin to look younger and healthier. That's the job of the team at Spectrum Dermatology. And so many factors contribute to the changes in the skin through the years - some of these factors you cannot influence, but many others you...

Anyone can develop those annoying little skin tags, those harmless flaps of skin that seem to appear out of nowhere. They usually show up on the neck, on or near the armpit, in the groin area, on the eyelids, under the breasts, between the thighs...

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...