October 2015

Employee Spotlight | The Brilliant Brieana!

Running the front desk at a medical office can be quite the task and Brieana makes it look easy! With a positive attitude, and a pinch of humor, she successfully assists those who visit us at Sanova Dermatology. There is a lot more to this brilliant woman than the beautiful face at our front desk! Learn more about Brieana’s other Continue reading

CoolSculpting “CoolMini” vs. Kybella For Double Chin Reduction

The double chin has become a major cosmetic concern for patients. “Submental fullness, or the bulge that accumulates under the chin can be frustrating,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology. “No matter what your weight, no matter how much dieting, these anatomic fat pads on the neck don’t seem to budge.” Previously, patients Continue reading

Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Keratosis

If you have scaly red lesions on the surface of your skin, you might suffer from Actinic Keratosis. Although this condition is not malignant, it can develop into skin cancer if you leave it untreated. “Many dermatologists consider these skin changes precancerous,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “A percentage of Actinic Continue reading

Is Body Contouring Different From Weight Loss?

With procedures like Kybella and CoolSculpting become so popular, it can be a bit difficult to understand how exactly these treatments re-contour the body. “It’s one of the most common questions I get,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at in Austin, Texas. “Everybody wants to know how this will effect their weight.” What Is Body Continue reading

Can Chemical Peels and Laser Resurfacing Prevent Skin Cancer?

You may be considering a chemical peel or laser resurfacing to improve your fine lines or skin texture, or perhaps you are looking to treat age spots and discolorations. And while you research both methods, you might ask yourself whether beyond just treating your skin immediately, are there other benefits these treatments can do for the skin? “The answer is yes!” Continue reading

Botox for Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that most commonly affects the face and is characterized by diffuse redness, easy flushing as well as broken blood vessels and acne-like lesions. “It’s really a spectrum,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. “We see everything from rosy cheeks to bumpy, thickened skin with enlarged Continue reading

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For The Skin?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has become a staple in cosmetic and skin care products. This water-soluble agent  is known for its ability to restore moisture, and is treasured by those looking to retain the supple appearance and texture in their skin, as well as restoring volume and rejuvenating their look. What Is Hyaluronic Acid? “Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant naturally found Continue reading

Coolsculpting Now Approved For Treating The Double Chin

Coolsculpting is a noninvasive technique that involves subjecting fat cells to a cooling process. The cooling breaks down the fat cells, which are them eliminated from the body, rendering them gone forever. Coolsculpting has been used to deal with belly fat, love handles, and bulges in the thighs. A new device, called the New Coolsculpting “CoolMini”, has recently been approved Continue reading

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa and How is It Treated?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic, disabling, skin disorder affects the apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles in the armpits, groin, genital, and breast regions. It causes painful abscesses and scarring in these areas and is a progressive disease that has no cure. “It’s a horribly disabling condition,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Not only can Continue reading

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