February 2015

Practice Update!

Over the past few months, we have heard feedback regarding our online appointment booking system, reminder calls and texts, pathology services and electronic patient record system. Sanova Dermatology is continually improving and optimizing its patient experience by upgrading to the latest in medical software technology. We are happy to announce the introduction of a much more streamlined practice management system Continue reading

Top 10 Triggers That Exacerbate Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by easy flushing, facial redness, broken blood vessels or telangiectasias on the skin. In some types of rosacea, acne-like bumps, irritation of the eyes, and even enlarged oil glands can also be present. Patients with rosacea also complain of exquisitely sensitive skin with frequent burning or stinging in the affected areas. “It’s an Continue reading

How does Squamous Cell Carcinoma Develop in the Skin

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is thought to develop when skin cells accumulate mutations in their DNA and genetic code. “Keratinocytes make up the epidermal or very top layer of the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. When genes in these keratinocyte cells are mutated, such as TP53, a gene that suppress Continue reading

Different Skin, Different Cleanser

“Walking down the skin care aisle at your pharmacy or grocery store can often raise more questions than answers,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Even choosing staple products like a cleanser can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for. With different ingredients and active agents, it is important to match your products to Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | The Facts About Isotretinoin

Everyone seems to know that Accutane (a.k.a. isotretinoin) is an effective medication for treating moderate to severe acne. Accutane gets a lot of notoriety.  “It’s the side effects that catches most peoples’ attention,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Reading different stories or claims on the internet is usually what turns patients off of this therapy. Continue reading

Time On Your Hands?

  Hands of Time The hands can show the signs of age, almost as much as other areas on the face and skin.”The hands are almost always exposed and therefore are subjected to UV rays and other harmful environmental factors that can damage the skin as much as the face and other areas,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board-certified Dermatologist Continue reading

How Strong Is My Skin After Surgery?

In a recent blog post “What Activities Can I Do With Sutures And Stitches In The Skin” Dr. Adam Mamelak advised what types of activities patients should and shouldn’t do after having a surgical procedure on their skin. Dr. Mamelak is a skin cancer expert and practices Mohs micrographic surgery at Sanova Dermatology and the Austin Mohs Surgery Center in Continue reading

Halo Nevus | My Mole Has A White Ring Around It

Atypical moles and pigmented lesions on the skin can be a source of worry and anxiety, especially if they are changing. These moles could pose a significant health risk if they are confirmed to be cancerous. When moles start changing in color or appearance they should be evaluated. However, not all changing moles are dangerous. Halo Nevus “Halo Nevi are Continue reading

Why Use Juvederm Voluma?

There are plenty of options when looking into ways to rejuvenate to the skin. Along with lasers, chemical peels and facials, dermal fillers can help offer a youthful touch to the face by restoring some of the volume lost in the aging process. What Is Juvederm Voluma? This dermal filler is a very robust hyaluronic acid designed to restore volume Continue reading

Product Spotlight | Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE

Nighttime is the time for your body to rest, rejuvenate and replenish for the next day. Don’t leave your skin out of this process.  Skinceuticals’ Resveratrol BE can help take your overnight skin rejuvenation to the next level. This intense dose of antioxidants combine pure Resveratrol, Baicalin and Vitamin E in a serum to focus and facilitate anti-aging and the Continue reading

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