November 2015

Employee Spotlight | The Charming Christine!

Not only did we gain a phenomenal P.A. this summer, but also an extremely talented Medical Assistant! After spending many years in the medical field, Christine has found her niche and is helping people with their skin and hair concerns daily! Find out more about her medical expertise as well as other talents and hobbies that Christine has.     Continue reading

Why Should I Put Sunscreen on my Hands? Top 3 Reasons Why Your Hands Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Essential beauty tip #1: Always put sunscreen on your face! “Many consider this the absolute best thing a person can do for ani-aging,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. But are there other areas that shouldn’t ignored? Are there other signs of aging that can be avoided? Although recommended by dermatologists, patients will Continue reading

Can Weight Loss Help Psoriasis?

Though we’re still in the early stages of research, an important question is beginning to be resolved: can weight loss help psoriasis? And thus far, it appears that the answer is yes! A recent study in San Francisco has shown that patients who suffered from psoriasis before their bariatric surgery have shown improvement of their symptoms post-op. Considering how common Continue reading

How to Reduce the Appearance of Acne Scars

Blemishes can leave behind visible scars on the face and body that can have a lasting effect on your confidence. Fortunately, acne scar reduction techniques from our state-of-the-art practice can reduce the appearance of these marks and help you achieve smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Adam J. Mamelak and Dr. Miriam L. Hanson, our board Continue reading

Makeup for Problematic Skin

Selecting the right products for your skin can be challenging. Many ingredients found in cosmetics and skin care can trigger acne and other skin issues. When selecting your makeup, consider it an extension of your skin care regimen. I often ask: how can this product benefit my skin, and provide nutrients to keep it clear and bright? Traditional Makeup Clogged Continue reading

3 Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Tanning and Sun Protection

As a parent, you care deeply about the health of your child. Even as they grow into teenagers, you can’t help but want the best for them. And believe it or not, talking to your teen about tanning and sun protection is an important discussion that you need to have with your teenager. Teens often covet the glow you get from having beautifully bronzed Continue reading

Caring for Acne-Prone Skin in Winter

While winter means cooler, drier temperatures for Austin residents, that doesn’t necessarily include a reprieve from breakouts and blemishes. Fortunately, the cloud cover that comes with the season can serve a beneficial purpose. Many of the advanced acne treatments at Sanova Dermatology require patients to avoid excess exposure to sunlight. Take advantage of the shorter days and help achieve smoother, Continue reading

How Many IPL Treatments Do I Need?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and try an aesthetic procedure to help rejuvenate your skin! IPL, or Intense Pulse Light, is designed to even out skin tone, correct pigment irregularities, and eliminate reds and browns from the skin. Whether looking for a fotofacial, or seeking ways to brighten your skin, IPL can do some serious damage to the Continue reading

What are the Advantages of Dysport Over Botox?

Having wrinkles and frown lines can make you feel self-conscious about your age. But thanks to Dysport, many people are finding renewed confidence by having a more youthful looking appearance. Most likely, you’re well familiar with Botox, but you may not have heard of Dysport, as it’s a fairly recent product.  Coke or Pepsi? Dysport is an alternative cosmetic treatment Continue reading

What is IL-17 and Why is it a Good Target for Psoriasis Treatment?

IL-17, or interleukin 17, is a protein called a cytokine which controls cell activity and an activates inflammation. In normal, healthy skin, IL-17 moves throughout it activating the immune system when there is a cut or scrape sending cells to the surface to fight infection and to begin the healing process. In someone with psoriasis, however, these signals are faulty Continue reading

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