December 2013

Dark Spots on the face after IPL therapy

Intense Pulse Light, or IPL, therapy is a great way to treat reds and browns on the skin, while significantly improving the skin’s tone an textural irregularities. Whether it’s sun spots or rosacea, IPL therapy targets these skin lesions and discolored spots, and removes them from the skin. IPL therapy is sometimes referred to as a Fotofacial. It is one Continue reading

Can Mohs surgery be used to treat melanoma skin cancer with MART-1 staining?

Melanoma skin cancer impacts the lives of roughly 120,000 Americans each year. If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, it is important to seek effective and timely treatment. Traditionally, a physician will recommend a wide local excision for treatment of a melanoma skin cancer. Basically, this means the melanoma is cut out of the skin with a generous margin of Continue reading

What are the 4 Subtypes of Melanoma to be Concerned About?

We’ve all heard that the incidence of select cancers is on the rise, especially skin cancer. It is unfortunate and scary that we are now at a point where one in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Of the two categories of skin cancer, non-melanoma (including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma, the latter is definitely Continue reading

Looking for an experienced Juvederm Voluma injector in Austin, Texas?

It’s big news for patients looking for mid face facial rejuvenation and volume restoration. Juvéderm Voluma XC, the newest injectable filler used to treat age-related volume loss, has arrived on the U.S. market! “‘New’ is an interesting way to describe this product,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, Canadian and U.S. board-certified dermatologist that practices at Sanova Dermatology in Austin. “We’ve been Continue reading

Mirvaso: A new treatment for Rosacea and facial redness

Rosacea is a common disorder that affects the facial skin of millions of Americans. This “blushing disease” is characterized by redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and/or forehead. The redness come from small visible dilated superficial blood vessels on the face. Often, individuals that suffer from rosacea also develop bumps or pimples on the face, and watery or irritated eyes.  Continue reading

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