March 2015

What Do Golf and Skin Cancer Have In Common?

Golf is one of the most valued sports for both men and women. There is a large following for events like the PGA golf tour, The Masters, and the U.S. Open, but what do all of these thing have in common beyond the sport? Sun exposure. Rarely will you find a golfing event that is hosted indoors, and how many Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane Therapy | Activities While Taking Isotretinoin

There are many questions that pop into your head once you decide to take Accutane (Isotretinoin) for your acne. “There are dos and don’ts with every medical treatment,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Accutane is extremely effective in treating and in many cases, eradicating acne from the skin. With all it’s notoriety, patients are always wondering Continue reading

Soolantra: New Treatment For Rosacea Now Available

Rosacea is extremely common dermatologic condition, found in over 16 million people. The new prescription drug Soolantra is used for the treatment of inflammation associated with Rosacea. Rosacea is characterized facial redness, broken blood vessels and acne-like bumps that form on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Patients with Rosacea report exquisitely sensitive skin, often with stinging and burning sensation, particularly Continue reading

What Are Dynamic Rhytides?

What is a “rhytid” you ask? Well you would know them by their less formal title… wrinkles! Believe it or not, not all wrinkles are created equal. With the various classifications and names of wrinkles out there, there are also an assortment of treatment options for each type. What is a Dynamic Rhytid? “Dynamic rhytides are fine lines that arise Continue reading

The Emotional Effects of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition characterized by mild to severe scaly plaques on the elbows, knees and body, but can be accompanied by a wide range of effects beyond just the skin. What is often overlooked is the emotional effects of this disease. As Psoriasis skin lesions are often very apparent on the body, patients can feel self-conscious, disfigured, and suffer Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Accutane & Pregnancy

There are many things to consider before you decide to pursue Accutane treatment for Acne. Family planning is a significant consideration and female patients wanting to have a baby in the near future, or who are currently pregnant, should understand one of the primary risks of isotretinoin therapy. Do I need to Use Birth Control While on Accutane? “Accutane treatment Continue reading

Dr. Miriam Hanson Featured on Fashion Blog

Sanova Dermatology previously posted “Steer Away From The Sun“, which spotlights the ability to gain excessive amounts of photo-aging while inside a vehicle. Dr. Miriam Hanson has now been featured on Fashion Blog, where she shares about sun-damage while in the car.  In the article she states: “I always ask my patients to keep a bottle of sunscreen in the Continue reading

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk Factors and Causes

As the second most commonly occurring skin cancer type, it’s important for you to know how to limit your risk factors for developing squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC. Characterized by scaly ulcers or lesions, SCC will most likely appear on the sun-exposed areas of the body, including the face (particularly sensitive locations like the eyelids, nostrils, and ears), forearms, and Continue reading

Employee Spotlight | The Fabulous Nekol!

Nekol is ALWAYS the life of the party at Sanova Dermatology. She is not only phenomenal with patient care, she also offers a great attitude for her coworkers! This very caring and loyal person is one of the main forces that drives Sanova Dermatology to be successful, and when she is gone her lack of presence is known! We are Continue reading

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