April 2015

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin disease well known for the depigmentation and “bleached out” patches it causes on the skin. The consequences of this condition  can vary from a small fleck of white discoloration, to large portions of the face, limbs or trunk losing its color. Treatment of this condition with topical therapies has shown to be effective, however can be Continue reading

Furthering Research in Dermatology for Skin of Color

In recent years, studies in the field of Dermatology relating to skin of color have been more and more frequent. “Previously, doctors left to extrapolate what would and what not work for darker skin types,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin Texas. “Medical decision making was based primarily on studies composed on Caucasian subjects.” While this ‘best guess’ Continue reading

Postively Glo-ing | Sanova Dermatology Now Carries Glo Minerals Make Up

“Glo-Minerals is a go!” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and aesthetic expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Glo-minerals is an award winning mineral-based makeup line that boasts dermatology-grade products. “Patients always ask about make-up that would compliment their skincare regimens and not aggravate any underlying skin condition.” Glo-minerals is one great solution! Why Glo-minerals? The biggest difference between Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Isotretinoin, Medications & Other Health Conditions

Treating acne with Accutane doesn’t always happen in isolation. Patients are often on other medications, or have other health issues when considering or initiating isotretinoin therapy.  How Accutane should be used, along with other medication a patient may be on or have to start taking for a concurrent medical problem, inevitably brings up a number of questions. Can I continue Continue reading

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy For Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be an extremely difficult disease to live with, and is known for causing serious emotional stress. Characterized by itchy and tender thick, scaly plaques on the skin, psoriasis has been found to have profound effects on the quality of life patients lead. “Thankfully, a number of treatments are available for this condition,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist Continue reading

Sunscreen In Action | Should Austin’s Town Lake Have A Sunscreen Dispenser?

It has recently been reported that multiple hike and bike trails are now offering “sunscreen stations“, which offer free sunscreen to those who use the trails. Should every park need to invest in this life-saving resource? “I think this sets the bar for outdoor recreation,” states Dr. Adam Mamleak, a board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Continue reading

The Importance of a Skin Screening after Skin Cancer

“Unfortunately, it has just become such an extremely common disease,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in Austin, Texas. Research now show that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, making skin cancer the most common form of cancer that affects humans. “The numbers are really extraordinary!” exclaims Dr. Mamelak. It Continue reading

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