September 2015

Increased Risk Of Melanoma After Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and with 1 in 8 American women developing invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, Sanova Dermatology would like to help spread awareness about this very serious and potentially devastating condition. “Screening is incredibly important and all women should see their physicians for regular breast Continue reading

Product Spotlight: NeoCutis Bio•Serum

NeoCutis prides itself on being an innovative skin care line that uses laboratory and clinical research to help manage some of the most difficult and undesirable skin conditions. Whether its dry skin, redness, pigment abnormalities, fine lines, or age related skin changes, Neocutis employs a number of active agents, peptides and growth factors to help restore the skin to a Continue reading

What Happens If A Basal Cell Carcinoma Is Not Treated?

“A basal cell carcinoma is one of the more common forms of skin cancers and, fortunately, one of the most treatable,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in Austin, Texas. Basal cell carcinoma is most commonly caused by exposure of the skin to ultraviolet light, either from the sun or a tanning bed. Gradually, the Continue reading

How Does The ViPeel Work?

It’s easy to say that a chemical peel will do great things for your skin. Improved tone, texture, acne scar and fine lines – we’ve all heard the claims.  But ever wonder what exactly is going into making these huge changes to your skin? Continue reading to discover the ins and outs of the ViPeel and what makes it a Continue reading

Help! My Mole Is Inflamed!

It can be alarming to find a changing mole. Often, dermatologist will warn patients of moles that change shape or color. But patient might notice other changes, such as a mole (nevus) that gets bigger or becomes inflamed. “Changes of any kind can be worrisome and a sign of concern,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified dermatologist and Mohs Continue reading

Anti-Aging Product Radiesse is Now FDA Approved for Hand Rejuvenation

As people get older, one of the places it’s most visibly evident is the hands. “Wrinkles and folds in the skin can reveal the veins, and the loss in volume that occurs over time causes tendons to become visible, revealing the age of our hands,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic specialist in Austin, Texas. There’s a Continue reading

Cosmetic Applications of Coconut Oil: How Does It Benefit the Skin?

  If you are looking for a natural product to promote healthy skin, you may not need to look any further than your natural food outlet or local chain drugstore.  Coconut oil has long been used to moisturize and protect the skin, but never before, has it taken such a prominent place among mainstream cosmetic remedies.  Celebrities, as well as organic Continue reading

Eczema and Vitiligo Patients Wonder: Is Xeljanz a new treatment option for us?

Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate), made by Pfizer, Inc., belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. The drug works by blocking the substances in your body that cause inflammation. Xeljanz has been show to provide relief to moderate to severe sufferers of the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis. The results of a small case study has patients asking: is Xeljanz Continue reading

How Long Does It Take To See Results From My CoolSculpting Procedure?

One of the first questions everyone asks about a cosmetic treatment is: When will I see the results? “Different treatments take different amounts of time to see their full effects,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Botox for example, takes up to two weeks to see the results. While the effects of dermal fillers are almost Continue reading

Do I Need A Bandage after Mohs Surgery?

Patients diagnosed with skin cancer often seek Mohs surgery to have their tumors treated and removed with over 99% cure rates. The Mohs procedure leaves surgical defects that often then need to be sutured closed and repaired. But when the doctor places the last stitch, the procedure isn’t necessarily over. Covering Up The Evidence “I’m always surprised how quickly patients Continue reading

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