Sunburn

You spent all day in the sun, making the most of the summer weather, but when you look in the mirror and see patches of red, painful skin, you wonder if it’s heat rash or a sunburn. Spectrum Dermatology treats both, and our “Top Docs”...

You know how important it is to apply (and reapply) sunscreen every time you go outside or sit by a window, but a lot of people miss applying sunscreen to their eye area completely. Spectrum Dermatology offers a variety of high-quality sunscreens, including sunscreens specifically...

Think sunscreen and moisturizers with SPF are equals when it comes to preventing sun damage? Think again, because, at Spectrum Dermatology, experts know that sunscreen always comes out on top. You’ll see a lot of facial moisturizers that boast about their sun protection prowess. However,...

Hopefully, you’ve established a solid routine in the spring and summer of sunscreen and protective layers. However, Spectrum Dermatology regularly sees clients in the winter who think they don’t need SPF when it’s cold and cloudy. The risk of sun damage is higher in the...

In Arizona, it’s sunny year-round, and many residents have established a solid sunscreen routine. However, during the holiday season, the team at Spectrum Dermatology knows that packing (and regularly re-applying!) sunscreen on a tropical getaway isn’t always a top priority. Whether you’re planning to spend...

Sun damage is the number one cause of skin showing early aging, and it’s one of the top complaints of clients at Spectrum Dermatology. However, sun damage in adults makes sense. Most people grew up in an era when sunscreen wasn’t touted as a must...

You may have heard that you’ve already sustained the majority of sun damage in your life, and that’s true. Children play outside more than adults (or at least that used to be the case), which is why Spectrum Dermatology recommends people of all ages adopt...

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...

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,...