Medical Dermatology

Some people pride themselves on their ability to tan rather than burn. However, the term “sunburn” isn’t used only when the skin turns red, painful, and peels from too much sun exposure. Spectrum Dermatology is participating in May’s Melanoma Month by highlighting the importance of...

Some patients can benefit from protected exposure to the sun in small doses. However, Spectrum Dermatology recommends that everyone layer sunscreen every two hours whenever exposure to sunlight is a risk. Sunlight offers vitamin D, and for patients suffering from certain issues such as arthritis,...

The term “rash” is an umbrella name for a skin condition that changes the color and/or texture of the skin. Spectrum Dermatology treats dozens of different types of rashes, often in conjunction with acne. To begin treatment, understanding the type and cause of the rash...

It is unfortunately common to have red, itchy, watery eyes and an increase in the sniffles or sneezing during the spring months. It’s allergy season, and Spectrum Dermatology offers patch allergy testing to diagnose allergies. The first step in treating allergies and relieving symptoms is...

Many people link sunburns to long periods of direct sunlight exposure, heat, and a lack of sunscreen. This is a common scenario and can lead to the more serious burns, but "sunburns" don't always present as a burn. There may or may not be peeling,...

Double chins can be caused by excess weight, but that's not always the case. Many people have seen someone with a double chin, and the person otherwise looks fit and of a healthy weight. The double chin, sometimes known colloquially as a "turkey waddle," can...

Everything is coming up roses when spring is in the air, but for rosacea patients, it can be a dreaded season. Rosacea shows up as facial redness that can be caused by a number of factors. Drug interactions, adult-onset acne, alcohol, and allergic reactions are...

There are a lot of myths when it comes to acne, from the idea that eating chocolate causes acne (not true) to not washing your face diligently causes it (only somewhat true). Spectrum Dermatology specializes in treating a variety of skin ailments, and acne is...

The term "skin cancer" is well-known, and the key to addressing this common form of cancer is early detection and prevention. Before skin cancer, there is often actinic keratosis (AK), also known as solar keratosis or "pre-cancer." It presents as a crusty growth, often compared...

Melanoma can be both deadly and easy to remove when caught early. Spectrum Dermatology prioritizes the safety and comfort of all patients, which is why Mohs micrographic surgery is a preferred method. While skin cancer in early stages is simple to remove with an in-office...