September 2014

Ringworm, Athlete’s Foot & “Jock Itch”

Are you itching for some football? With the beginning of school and the start of fall, the sports season is upon us! Whether it’s football, soccer, cross country running, or another, all have their share of blood, sweat and tears.sweating. “It’s the sweat that can do it,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Dr. Hanson is Continue reading

Will I Be Asleep For My Mohs Surgery?

Patient who are unfamiliar with dermatologic surgery, or who have been who have been diagnosed with skin cancer for their first time, often worry or feel anxious about what kind of treatment they might need to receive. The word ‘cancer’ all to often often conjures up images of extensive surgery, chemotherapy and potentially radiation. “The majority of patients diagnosed with Continue reading

Otezla Approved By FDA for Psoriasis

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the medication Otezla (apremilast) for moderate to severe Plaque Psoriasis this Wednesday. This is the first of its kind in the treatment of Plaque¬†Psoriasis, and is expected to be a great relief to those who are not seeing improvements with their current methods of treatment. “Psoriasis is an extremely common and debilitating Continue reading

IPL Fotofacials for Removal of Dark Spots

We often grow accustomed to the minor pigmentation flaws that appear on our skin, whether it be age spots or sun-spots. There tends to not be any way to change these, so why bother worrying? Contrary to this belief, there is a way to treat and lessen the visible effects or remove these spots on the skin. Intense Pulsed Light Continue reading

Preparing For Your Mohs Surgical Appointment

The thought of Mohs skin cancer surgery can be daunting for some. This surgery can almost guarantee permanent removal of skin cancer, with over 99% cure rates. Still, a number of patients feel anxious about the procedure. “Sleepless nights,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in Austin, Texas. “I think it’s the unknown, or not Continue reading

How Does Cantharidin Work?

Warts on the skin can be quite stubborn and often resistant to treatment. “In many cases, we use ‘destructive’ therapies on warts and other viral-induced skin lesions to literally blister up and peel these infections off the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak. “Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is one of the traditional therapies used by a dermatologist for these purposes, and Continue reading

Layering For Fall!

With the temperatures beginning to fall, clothing and cosmetics are coming back in layers! It is time to start thinking about how to properly layer your skincare products to fully benefit your face and skin! 1. Wash Your Face! One of the most crucial parts of your skin routine is exfoliation and removal of clogged oil from your pores. This Continue reading

What Can I Do About My Vitiligo?

What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder of the skin where the melanocytes – the pigment producing cells within the skin that give us our natural skin tone – are destroyed. The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. There is often a hereditary component to the disease, and often vitiligo is seen to occur in members of the same Continue reading

How Do I Know If I Have An Infection After Mohs Surgery?

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is used for the treatment various types of skin cancer. It does this by removing as little tissue as possible, while still ridding the skin of the cancerous tissue. This is a very accurate and minimally invasive  approach to treating your skin cancer. But as with all surgeries, there is always a possibility of complications after your Continue reading

How can Botox be used to treat Worry Lines?

You’d refuse to believe me if I told you that I could stop you from worrying, but what if you could stop those worry lines from forming on your face? Botox can be used in a way that will relax the muscles in your forehead and brow that causes those lines to become more defined, leaving you looking less stressed Continue reading

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