Spectrum Dermatology Blog

Dermatology focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Healthy skin is your best defense against so many other ailments. After all, your skin is your largest organ, covering your entire body. When your immune system is suffering due to stress...

Freckles were simply wonderful when you were ten years old. Now, as an adult, you just wish they would just go away. You will be delighted to hear that there is a solution for unwanted freckles, available at a nearby Scottsdale and greater phoenix dermatology...

The most common of all cancers is cancer of the skin. Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, accounts for a small percentage of overall cases, less than 2%, yet it is the cause of a large majority of skin cancer deaths each year. According to the...

Most often, when you think of a dermatologist appointment, it will be to treat a skin condition such as acne or to schedule a skin cancer screening. But, did you know there are many other procedures and techniques that board certified dermatologists offer? The term 'cosmetic...

If there is one thing no one wants to get, it's aging skin. With each passing year it gets more difficult to put forward your best and freshest face. Whether you see more and more age spots, wrinkles, or you just notice an overall lack...

As you age, your skin ages also. Little wrinkles may give way to larger creases, sagging skin may start to make you look older, and little things like acne scars, large pores, age spots and spider veins may go from bad to worse. So, what...

You often see them on the lower extremities; those dilated capillaries on the skin that resemble spider legs. They are called spider veins and are actually very common in men as well as women. Once they're there, they never seem to go away. What causes spider...

Your health is the most important aspect of your life. There may come a time, or it may be here now, that you are in need of a dermatological procedure. What are your options when it comes to dealing with troublesome skin conditions? If you think...

If there is one thing that winter doesn't particularly inspire you to do, it's to wear sunscreen. In fact, it's probably one of the least most likely thoughts on your mind on any given winter day. Who needs sunscreen when the sun feels so weak...

Rosacea is a skin condition that up until recently was little talked about. Now, with the onset of many ads for all manner of pharmaceuticals, it's finally getting some coverage. Many people struggle with rosacea for years, just thinking it's red skin or adult acne,...