Medical Dermatology

Hyperpigmentation and melasma are often terms used interchangeably. There are many types of hyperpigmentation, and melasma is one that impacts over five million Americans. This pigmentary condition mostly affects women, and like “general hyperpigmentation” it can appear anywhere on the skin as gray or dark...

There are five types of psoriasis, and each may be confused with other conditions (including rashes caused by allergies). At Spectrum Dermatology, a number of psoriasis treatments are available to offer patients relief and improve appearance. The most common sign that a rash is actually...

When cells in the skin grow in a tight cluster instead of being evenly distributed throughout an area, what we call a mole occurs. Spectrum Dermatology encourages everyone to opt for annual skin screenings because moles are often the first sign of skin cancer. However,...

If you suffer from eczema, everyone else might be stripping down to shorts and tank tops for summer as you worry about eczema flare-ups and people asking you, “What is that?” Winter months are often the most challenging for eczema patients thanks to dry air...

It is unlikely that anyone will enjoy optimal results from any single treatment, whether it is laser skin rejuvenation or a chemical peel. At Spectrum Dermatology, a wide variety of both treatment and complementary skin care products are available to maximize results. Younger-looking, glowing, clear...

After several years of education, the general public has widely adopted sunscreen usage. Sun damage is often much more than what we can see, although severe sunburns are most often linked to melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer). However, Hawaii has now banned sunscreen...

United Kingdom researchers found that the average smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat as well as the bottom of a shoe. Spectrum Dermatology specializes in treating a wide variety of dermatological complaints, but acne is by far the most common. There are various causes...

There are numerous types of rashes and causes of rashes. Spectrum Dermatology treats all kind of rashes, from swimmer’s rash to shingles, but in the summer months there’s a spike in rashes caused by poison oak, poison ivy, and a myriad of additional plants found...

It can be very tempting to pop a whitehead or squeeze out a blackhead yourself, but there is a reason to avoid doing it. Spectrum Dermatology offers a wide variety of acne treatments, including professional extractions so you can get the benefits of “popping” acne...

Eczema is a common skin condition marked by red, itchy, scaly skin. Many patients at Spectrum Dermatology think that eczema is contained to only certain parts of the body. However, a person can suffer from eczema virtually anywhere on their skin, including the scalp. Someone...