November 2013

Is Thanksgiving turkey friend or ‘fowl’ for the skin?

“It’s a question on all our minds,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “At this time of year, it seems everyone is talking turkey.” While so much of this holiday is all about getting together with family and reflecting on the things we are thankful for, it is also a Continue reading

Top 4 ways to repair the skin after Mohs surgery for skin cancer: #1 The Skin Graft

Skin cancer can appear literally anywhere on the body and Mohs surgery is considered the most precise and effective way to remove these tumors from the skin. Whether it’s a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or another type of skin cancer commonly treated with Mohs surgery, some type of reconstructive surgery is typically needed after the skin cancer is Continue reading

Top 4 ways to repair the skin after Mohs surgery for skin cancer: #4 Secondary Intention

The Mohs surgery technique is an extremely precise way of removing cancers from the skin. During this procedure, microscopically thin layers of tissue are taken, one after the other, until all the roots of the cancer are completely removed. While many patients believe skin surgery has to have stitches after a procedure, sometimes the best way to heal the area after Continue reading

Laser Treatment Can Improve a Wide Variety of Skin Conditions

At Sanova Dermatology, we see a variety of dermatological concerns, and we work with our patients to find a treatment that will be most effective for their particular skin condition. Patients who exhibit red or purple patches or bumps on or below the skin’s surface may now benefit from vascular laser therapy with the VBeam® Perfecta. These types of skin Continue reading

What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?

With a number of cosmetic wrinkle treatments out there and more coming on the market every day, it’s hard to keep them sorted. Dysport and Botox are probably the best know injectable therapies for fine lines and dynamic rhytides, but what’s the difference? Which one is better? “It’s a question I get asked all day long,” say Dr. Miriam Hanson, Continue reading

When can hydroquinone be used to lighten the skin?

“Dark spots, acne scar, dyspigmentation and uneven color are some of the most common concerns I hear about in the dermatology clinic,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. “Sure, no one wants wrinkles, but tone and texture can be just as important to any anti-aging and rejuvenation strategy.” Whether it’s sun spots or freckles, Continue reading

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