January 2014

Top 7 Antioxidants in Skin Care Products

Antioxidants seem to making their way into more and more skincare products and are becoming a integral part of any skincare regimen. “And why not?” claims Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology.  “Our skin cells are under a continual barrage of attack from free radicals.” These highly reactive molecules are generated from our cells’ normal metabolism, as well Continue reading

Question: Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Accutane?

“The short answer,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak. board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, “is no. At the very least, you should drink in extreme moderation while using Accutane.” Accutane, or its generic equivalent Isotretinoin, is a powerful medication that is used to treat acne as well as certain other skin diseases. “It’s really quite remarkable,” says Dr. Mamelak.”We’ve seen Continue reading

How do Radio Frequency Energy Devices Benefit the Skin?

Radio frequency energy, (RFE), applications are non-invasive beauty treatments designed to rejuvenate and restore a more youthful appearance to the skin. These devices have undergone several changes since they became available for public use. “It wasn’t the prettiest start,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dematology. “When RFE devices first hit the market, the Continue reading

Are spitting sutures common after Mohs surgery

After a skin cancer is removed using Mohs surgery, the surgical wound needs to be repaired and the skin is closed to insure optimal healing. A number of different techniques can be used to reconstruct the skin, including a side-to-side linear closure, a skin flap, a skin graft, and others. Regardless of the method used, the skin is often closed Continue reading

Enhance Your Jawline for a More Youthful Look – Without Surgery!

Many of our patients who seek a more defined jawline, or to get rid of the appearance of jowls, are surprised to find out there is a non-surgical way to achieve the look they desire. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or Xeomin® injections, Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson are able to help patients refine the appearance of their jaws Continue reading

Fotofacials: LED and IPL Facials Explained

“Fotofacials” or “Photo Facials” is a broad term used to describe treatments that use light technology. These in office skin treatments are typically used to treat hyperpigmentation problems, broken capillaries, age spots, discoloration, reds and browns in the skin, as well as an aid to boost collagen production. They have also been shown to be effective in treating acne and Continue reading

How do you Effectively Minimize Scarring after Mohs Surgery

Scarring is always a concern with any skin surgery, especially if the procedure is on the face or another cosmetically sensitive area. “No  matter how old, no matter what stage of life my patient is in, this is something that always comes up,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, procedural dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin who uses Mohs micrographic surgery to Continue reading

Top 2 Ways RF Radio Frequency Devices Benefit the Skin

Lasers, lights, ultrasound and radio frequency – the options for tightening and rejuvenating the skin nowadays seem endless. The fact is, all of these devices have something in common: they deliver energy to the skin that changes the structure and improves the integrity of treated areas. Take radio frequency (RF) for example. There are a number of popular RF energy Continue reading

How many ways can you fix split earlobes

For years, women and men have been wearing earrings, and nowadays earrings come in all shapes and sizes. But sometimes those dangles can lead to more than you bargained for. Split earlobes is an unfortunate but common occurrence that leads to disfigurement and in some cases, self consciousness and disappointment. The good news is there are ways to handle such Continue reading

What is a TNF Inhibitor and Why is it Used for Treating Psoriasis?

Have you recently been diagnosed with psoriasis? If so, you are part of a worldwide group that consists of roughly 125 million people. That new diagnosis may have you wondering what potential treatments are available for your skin condition. Recently, there has been a lot of attention and advertisements about the effectiveness if psoriasis therapies known as TNF inhibitors. These Continue reading

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