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Dr. Candace Spann

Dermatology
Las Vegas, NV
22 years experience female

Locations

Couture Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

Las Vegas, NV

Address

2615 Box Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7029984999

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Health Plan of Nevada

Coventry Health Care

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company, Inc.

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

http://couturemedical.com/

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Doctor Q&A

130 Answers
44 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: Fucidin cream is a topical antibiotic that treats numerous topical (except for pseudomonal) infections. It contains sodium fusidate. As far as I am aw... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Clear fluid?: Blisters are typically filled with clear fluid and have a very thin layer of skin covering them. Warts tend to be very firm and develop thicker layer... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Could be cellulitis: Please see your doctor immediately. Often, patients who think they have a spider bite actually have a skin infection. Red streaks coming from the af... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Needs HIV test: It's impossible to say without examining the patient, and there are certainly a lot of reasons other than aids to have dark spots on the body. That b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: Bacitracin is only one ingredient in neosporin. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin b. As long as yo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Cherry angiomas: It sounds like you're describing cherry angiomas. These are extremely common little collections of blood vessels that you get more of over time. They... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Tell your doctor: Hair loss is common after stopping or adjusting thyroid medicine. Please let your doctor know this is happening, as you may need to resume your thyroi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Less likely: While you can get scabies on your face, it is less likely in an adult with a normal immune system. Scabies mites are typically in the web spaces oh th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Please see a doctor: Lots of things can cause a bump in the nail. Some reasons are more benign, like warts, fungus, and nail trauma. Other causes can be more serious, inc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Neither: Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer, but it neither lightens nor darkens the skin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
At least 8 weeks: When using any topical medication for acne, it takes at least 8 weeks to see the optimal efficacy of the medication. In my opinion, it is best to use... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Scratching?: Excessive scratching or rubbing can cause a mosquito bite to discolor further and look worse than it is. Try using an over the counter Hydrocortisone... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Clogged follicles: The ear has follicles just like skin on the face and other parts of the body. Pimples are caused by bacteria, oil, and clogged pores. It is relative... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Definitely: A boil causes such severe inflammation in the skin that it is not uncommon for the skin to remain swollen after the boil drains. Another possibility ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Maybe flat warts?: It sounds like you may be describing flat warts. Flat warts are caused by the wart virus and produce very small, flesh colored bumps in the affected ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Maybe normal: It's completely normal to lose 50-100 hairs per day. It may seem like a lot, until you realize that there are over 100,000 strands of hair on your hea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
See your doctor: While vaseline can help soothe scabs in your nose, you may require an actual treatment in order to get rid of them. Many people carry staph aureus ba... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Chronic rubbing?: Lichen simplex chronicus is a thickening of the skin caused by chronic rubbing or scratching. A fissure usually tends to be more painful than itchy, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
It can be.: It can be completely normal, especially if you have skin of color or are overweight. It may just be the result of chronic friction from walking, clot... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Massage, steroids: Massage is clinically proven to help break down scar tissue, so massage the scar for 15 minutes every night. In my practice, I also use monthly stero... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contain... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: You should already be on a prenatal vitamin. Your obgyn will monitor your bloodwork during your pregnancy and make recommendations if you require add... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Miconazole: You can try over the counter prescriptions with miconazole. If the ringworm is in the scalp it is going to require prescription medication to treat.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Get a blood test: It's hard to say if you had a false positive because it is so early. While most hpts are pretty accurate, some will be inaccurate early on. Since you ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Please stop picking!: If picking at your skin is a nervous habit, give your hands something else to do. I like the squeezable stress balls you can purchase at the dollar st... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Depends : Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dicta... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Skin vs. slides: A dermatologist is trained in the clinical appearance of diseases related to the hair, skin, and nails. A dermatopathologist examines skin specimens ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
See your doctor: A painless blister, or chancre, can be the first sign of a syphilis infection. Please see your doctor as soon as possible, even if they go away.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: Betnovate is a strong topical steroid that should not be used on the face for excessive periods of time. While the anti-inflammatory benefits will he... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: A little coffee should not impact your acne one way or another. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water and avoiding excessive dairy products. That... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Topical steroids?: Stretch marks occur when the skin grows or changes so fast that it cannot maintain the integrity of the underlying skin. Collagen bundles can be stret... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Not really: Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. While it is an excellent choice for acne, and the Adapalene may slightly help to lighten d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Not exactly.: Folliculitis typically appears like red pus bumps, with each bump forming over a hair follicle. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reacti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
First web space: The skin between the thumb and pointer finger is called the first web space. The anatomic snuff box is the area between the thumb and the pointer fin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Toothpaste is drying: Toothpaste is well established as a home remedy for acne. Unfortunately, other than being drying for active pimples, it is not particularly helpful. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Saw palmetto: The best herbal treatments for male pattern baldness are saw palmetto and swertia japonica. In male pattern baldness, DHT attacks and kills susceptibl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Itching improving?: The itching should be improving. Symptomatic relief is the best indicator that it is improving. If you are still having problems, you may need to se... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (amb... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (amb... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Acne? Pityrosporum?: Clusters of red itchy bumps on your body could be acne, but it could also be pityrosporum folliculitis. Acne can be treated with any of the over the ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Please see your derm: It could be female pattern alopecia, but it could also be related to an underlying medical problem. In a young woman, it is necessary to rule out iro... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
May need injection: If it is truly a pimple, you may need a steroid injection from your dermatologist to help the pimple to resolve. Another possibility is a cyst which ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
It is possible: It is possible to develop bruising related to pressure, although unusual in someone so young (30 years old). Do you take any medications? Any blood th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
See a doctor: Absolutely seek medical attention. MRSA is highly contagious and frequently presents as a persistent, painful boil. See your doctor immediately and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Contact: Trichophyton is a skin fungus that is spread through contact. It can spread it to exposed areas through contact with affected skin, sharing hats, cont... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Shouldn't: Caffeine is an ingredient in many eye creams that is known to help reduce puffiness. If anything it should reduce puffiness, unless you have a sensiti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Yes: It is possible to develop hives to febreeze or any fragranced air freshener. Fragrance is a very common irritant to skin and it is possible to develo... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Spann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is very helpful because I been using it on my face for quite sometime and was wondering why my face was getting worse.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks a lot for your help. It helped me a lot and I am now very comfortable. The credit is all yours.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Wow.Definately does not sound like a simple dandruff issue.Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

COLUMBIA HOSPITAL- St. Luke's-Roosevelt

Awards

patients choice award of 2012
2011 Compassionate Doctor Award
2010 Compassionate Doctor Award

Affiliations

University Medical Center Las Vegas
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
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