December 2014

Product Spotlight | EltaMD AM & PM Therapies

There are many options when it comes to moisturizing your skin. Whether to go with an over the counter or professional grade product is a great question. One of the most important things that Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas, asks is “What is this product doing for my skin?” EltaMD, known for its popular line of zinc-based Continue reading

Are All Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancers the Same?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. In general, these tumors are locally destructive, invading and destroying surrounding healthy skin and tissues, but rarely metastasizing and spreading into the body. “These tumors are extremely common, and if left untended, can cause significant damage,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, skin cancer specialist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic Continue reading

Milia are tiny white keratin-filled bumps on the skin

Milia are tiny keratin filled cysts that can develop on the skin on the face. They are most commonly seen in newborns, however these tiny white bumps can also develop in adults as well. “Milia tend to appear on the face, on the eyelids, upper cheeks and nose area,” notes Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board-certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Patients Continue reading

Why Should I Wear Compression Hose After Sclerotherapy?

Unsightly reticular veins and spider veins common cosmetic concern in the dermatology clinic. “Dilated blue veins and broken blood vessels can develop on the skin over time, especially on the lower extremities,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. While the causes of these blood vessels are often multi-factorial, a number of good and effective treatments exist to Continue reading

Microneedling for Skin Rejuvenation

Treating textural changes on the skin that come with aging and acne scarring can be challenging. Thankfully there are a number of treatment available for these skin imperfection, including everything from chemical peels to laser skin resurfacing. Customization of treatments is extremely important, and that is why it is great to have new treatment options that ensure patients achieve the Continue reading

Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

In our last post we described various treatments for basal cell carcinomas (BCCs)—the most common form of skin cancer in the nation—including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This advanced technique has an exceptionally high cure rate while removing as little healthy tissue as possible, typically providing the best possible aesthetic and functional outcome. Our experienced dermatologist, Dr. Adam J. Mamelak, often recommends Continue reading

Top 7 Winter Skin Tips!

If you start to notice your skin beginning to flake and crack, it may be time to make an action plan to keep your skin in the best condition you can during these chilly times! We want to share a few of the tips that will keep your skin in the best possible shape this Winter season! 1. Lather Up! One Continue reading

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatments

Commonly called BCCs, basal cell carcinomas are the most common form of skin cancer, which in turn is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Although they rarely become deadly, BCCs potentially can be disfiguring, and since they typically appear on the face, neck, hands, and forearms, treating them can often be important to maintaining the cosmetic appearance Continue reading

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