May 2015

Am I at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Your risk of developing skin cancer at some point in your life is influenced by several factors. Some of these can be managed, while others are inherent. By identifying how susceptible you are to the disease, you can take the necessary precautions to protect your skin, as well as detect skin cancer at its earliest stage. One of the most Continue reading

Et tu, Lulu?

It’s always strange to see health and fitness companies promoting behaviors that can be detrimental to your health. Sure, gone are the days of smoking rooms in hospitals, and fewer and fewer health clubs have tanning beds. But fitness companies still promote unhealthy behaviors from time to time. Sports and athletic stores by nature are geared towards health promotion. Whether Continue reading

Can I Drive After My Mohs Micrographic Surgery Appointment?

Skin cancer is a very serious medical condition, and its removal can be a lengthy process. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is considered one of the most effective treatments for skin cancer, as it is able to remove all cancerous tissue while sparing the healthy skin. Patients always have a number of questions about their Mohs micrographic surgery appointment, including how they Continue reading

How to Detect Skin Cancer

When detected early, skin cancer can almost always be cured. However, in order to effectively remove any cancerous or precancerous lesions, it is vital that you notice changes in any spots, moles, or freckles. Whether you find abnormalities on your own, or a physician detects a potentially harmful growth, routine skin checks can save your life. While there are several Continue reading

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Skin & Hair?

Many home remedies found on websites like Pinterest suggest Apple Cider Vinegar can clear up a dull complexion. But can this kitchen staple really offer your skin the rejuvenation that it deserves? What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do For Your Skin? “Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural approach that has been purported to have a number of skin care benefits,” Continue reading

5 Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

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Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., it is one of the most preventable, which is why awareness of the disease is so crucial. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, our team at Sanova Dermatology is trying to get the word out and educate people on how they can lower their risk of Continue reading

Food and Acne: Is Something I’m Eating Causing My Breakouts?

Is it something I’m eating? “It’s one of the most common questions I hear,” Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. The truth is, there are a multitude of factors that can contribute to the development of acne. Diet is one of most controversial. Acne-inducing Myths Patients often believe that their diet directly contributes Continue reading

What Is Sun Damage?

Dermatologists and skin care experts often use the term “Sun Damage”, but what does it truly mean? Well… It takes a little bit of explaining to truly understand the full scope of sun damage. Sun Damage represents a spectrum changes observed on the skin that directly results from exposure and overexposure to sun and UV light. The effects of this exposure Continue reading

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Acne is extremely common, especially amongst adolescents and young adults. With inflammatory acne lesions, or if you tend to pick at your blemishes and bumps, scars can be created in the skin. Some acne scar can be permanent, but thankfully, a number of new treatments have been developed specifically to address these marks. Micro-needling, the revolutionary treatment that uses the body’s own Continue reading

Glo-minerals for Patients with Acne

Your first instinct when noticing a pimple or breakout is to try to cover it as best as you can. Many over-the-counter products can actually make problems worse by irritating the skin. These products with their fragrances, preservatives and chemicals can interact negatively with the skin. Glo Minerals pride themselves on using the highest quality ingredients possible, including pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, antioxidants, Continue reading

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