Surgical Dermatology

In recent years, Mohs Micrographic Surgery (commonly known as Mohs Surgery) has quickly become the dermatologists’ preferred method of skin cancer screening and removal. It is much more effective, and the patient only requires one visit instead of several. Why don’t all dermatologists offer this procedure,...

May is Melanoma Month and a great reminder to schedule an annual skin exam. Although melanoma is the deadliest of all cancers, not just within the skin cancer family, it is also the easiest to treat when caught early. Skin cancer is also one of...

“Skin cancer” can encompass a variety of cancers, and there is also “pre-cancerous” moles and marks on the body. May is Melanoma Month, and Spectrum Dermatology is committed to helping all patients with early detection and prevention of the deadliest form of cancer. Actinic keratosis...

May is Melanoma Month, but all types of skin cancer can be diagnosed year-round. Spectrum Dermatology is committed to early prevention and detection of skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest of all types of cancer. Skin cancer is caused by unprotected, and often prolonged, exposure to...

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...

Patients often think that annual skin exams are solely for “mole checks.” Making sure there are no suspicious moles or signs of skin cancer is important for everyone regardless of age, sun exposure, or skin tone. However, annual skin exams are also helpful in treating...

Skin cancer is both the most common type of cancer in the US, and it can be the deadliest if not caught in time. A yearly skin exam is the best way to diagnose and treat skin cancer early, and it is a specialty at...

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,...

As spring approaches, everyone is putting away their cardigans in favor of tank tops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, and skirts. It is also the perfect season to schedule your annual mole check. Although skin cancer has a strong genetic component, it's also largely environmental. Sun damage...

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...