Spectrum Dermatology Blog

Hyperelastic skin is a dermatological condition that occurs when there is a problem with how the body makes collagen fibers. Collagen is a protein that makes up much of the body’s tissue. People with hyperelastic skin have very elastic skin and joints. Many refer to people...

Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers. Each year approximately 1 million people will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer. Those cancers include Basal Cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. It is important to understand what each...

It has been long debated whether sugar causes acne and acne scarring. Research in the past few decades has uncovered two main factors behind acne: hormones and inflammation. Hormones put the skin glands into overdrive, resulting in excessive sebum (oily secretions) production combined with skin...

As with most cosmetic or aesthetic interventions, starting to use Botox in your twenties is a controversial decision. However, twenty-somethings are finding themselves on their way to see their dermatologists or plastic surgeons for a “pre-juvenation”. It is clear that crow’s feet, forehead furrows and frown...

A full body skin exam is vitally important in the finding and diagnosis of skin cancer, the most common cancer found today. Melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer accounts for more than 75% of all deaths from skin cancer. Melanoma. If detected early, is...

It’s summertime….being outside is part of the program. There are activities galore, most of which involve the outdoors and plenty of sun exposure. There are a number of things that one can do to reduce the damage of the summer sun and the potential for...

More times than not a patient will land in a dermatologists office frustrated with a new line or crease and try to find ways to fight age. In their mind the way to solve it is to fill it. Surprisingly, this is not always the...

We all strive to have the picture-perfect, clear complexion. There are thousands of skin and beauty care products out there that promise to give you that glowing skin. But, as recommended by the top Phoenix Dermatologists at Spectrum Dermatology, there are also many items that...

Although a combination sunscreen/repellent sounds easier and perhaps more convenient, it is better and more effective to use separate products as recommended by Spectrum Dermatologists. However, in practice, combination products can be problematic. In actuality, when used in a combination form they work against each...

Over time skin ages and loses its youthful appearance. Wrinkles appear around the eyes, fine lines bloom around the lips and on the hands age spots surface. What is Photoaging Photoaging refers to the damage that is done to the skin from prolonged exposure over a person's...