July 2015

Botox for Chin Dimples

The chin is one of the most distinguished features on the face. Some smooth, some pointy, the chin centers and balances the face and plays an important role in aesthetics and physical attraction. “For a simple bony prominence, the chin gets a lot of attention,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. “Especially if there Continue reading

Odomzo (Sonidegib) Approved For Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma

With skin cancer rates continuing to soar, new innovative treatments are needed to treat the different presentations of this disease. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer that affects humans. With up to 20% of Americans now developing melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, a demand for newer, more accessible and acceptable forms of treatment is now Continue reading

How Does A Mohs Surgeon See Cancer Roots?

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized technique that removes tumors like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma layer by layer from the skin. During this process, the tumors are mapped out so only cancerous tissue is removed while healthy skin is spared. “These tumors can project downwards and outwards, in some cases with tiny finger-like extensions into the surrounding tissue,” Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Triclosan Containing Skin Care Products

What Is Triclosan? Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that is commonly found in personal care products. “Basically,  it’s a soap,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “It was first used in hospital cleansers decades ago. People began to recognize how effective it was as an antimicrobial agent, and started adding it to Continue reading

Kybella Now Available At Sanova Dermatology!

Sanova Dermatology is proud to introduce the new FDA approved treatment for submental fullness/double chin fat elimination. “For so long, patients have been looking for a noninvasive and nonsurgical way to rejuvenate the neck,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist and skin surgeon in Austin, Texas. Now, with the introduction of Kybella, we can finally offer this! The active agent in Kybella Continue reading

Austin Dermatologists Help Patients Eliminate Stubborn Abdominal Fat Permanently

At Sanova Dermatology, patients can now take advantage of innovative CoolSculpting technology to tackle areas of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. Austin, TX — Dr. Adam J. Mamelak and Dr. Miriam L. Hanson are board-certified dermatologists who are dedicated to keeping their patients’ skin healthy and beautiful. However, the newest procedural offering at their Austin dermatology Continue reading

Can Viagra Give Rise To Melanoma?

Touchy Subject In 2011, medical researchers reported that by inhibiting the PDE5 cellular pathway, melanoma cells could better invade and spread through the body. While investigators concluded that this could be a mechanism that contributes to melanoma’s virulence and aggressive behavior, there was another, potentially larger concern. PDE5 is the same pathway that drugs taken for erectile dysfunction (ED) inhibit Continue reading

What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy refers to the injection of specific medications, vitamins, homeopathic and natural medicine preparations into the skin and subcutaneous fat. Giving It A Shot In the 1950’s French researchers began to investigate the ability to inject combinations of vitamins and chemicals into the body, which was later known as Mesotherapy. “The use of the Mesotherapy method began as a way Continue reading

Can Laser Cure My Nail Fungus?

Onychomycosis, the medical term for toenail fungus, can be quite uncomfortable. These fungal infections can significantly alter the appearance of the nail, with brown and yellow discoloration, excessive nail thickening, cracks and splits.  Furthermore, nail fungus can result in pain and discomfort in the affected toe. The actual organism is often the same fungi that cause athlete’s foot, but take Continue reading

How Does CoolSculpting® Eliminate Fat?

Coolsculpting in Austin, TX

Many people adhere to strict diets and rigorous exercise regimes in order to achieve a more athletic, toned, and sculpted figure. However, it can be frustrating when you exert so much effort only to discover that some isolated pockets of fat around the abdomen and thighs remain unresponsive. Developed as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® can help you see Continue reading

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