January 2016

Top Five Early Warning Signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that can resemble non-cancerous skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis. There are approximately 2.8 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, and it occurs most often on areas of the body which are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face and arms. Reddish or Irritated Patches “This is Continue reading

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Widening Parts “Hair loss is an emotional subject for many of my patients,” states Emily Johnston, dermatology certified-physician assistant in Austin, Texas.  A large part of determining the cause of hair loss is obtaining a good history.  “It is helpful to discuss past medical problems, family history, and any major life changes,” says Emily. “Each of these can have a Continue reading

How Does miraDry Stop Sweating? Learn The Answer

If you suffer from excessive or unwanted sweating, then it’s important for you to find a way to manage it. But why simply manage underarm sweating by concealing it with deodorant or antiperspirant, or decreasing it with Botox injections, if you have the ability to make the problem stop altogether? If you’ve never heard of miraDry, then you should consult Continue reading

What is Curaderm BEC / Zycure?

Curaderm BEC5, also known as Zycure in the U.K., is a novel treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer that is not available in the United States. In addition to skin cancer treatment, it has been used as an anti-aging cream. The active ingredient in Curaderm is solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides, a compound derived from plants in the Solaceae family, which contains eggplants, Continue reading

Understanding Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars

Scarring after surgery or trauma to the skin can be a major patient concern. “We’ve developed medical and surgical techniques, as well as post-procedure treatments that can really minimize scarring while optimizing cosmetic outcomes,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “What patients need to recognize is that not all scars Continue reading

3 Reasons You Might Have A Red Flaky Scalp

Many experience dry or flaking skin, especially during the colder months, and the scalp is one of the most common areas effected. But the true culprit behind the head scratching and flakes on the shoulders may be more than just cool weather. The truth is, there are a few dermatologic conditions that can cause this common skin concern. Seborrheic Dermatitis Often called dandruff or cradle cap in Continue reading

Top 6 Mimickers of Skin Cancer

Despite the increases in public awareness and education about protecting our skin, patients are often surprised when they are told they have skin cancer. “In many cases, patients have long-standing changes in their skin that they believe are benign lesions,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in Austin, Texas. “These imitators can continue to grow and Continue reading

Sweating and Body Odor: Five Natural Approaches to Controlling Them

Sweating is a natural process that helps cool the body. “The offensive odor that often results from sweating is not caused specifically by sweat, but often by bacteria that flourishes in the hot and moist environment brought about by sweating,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Excessive sweating, which often translates into pungent body odor, can be a Continue reading

How Can Shea Butter Benefit Your Skin?

“More and more patients are seeking natural and homeopathic remedies for their skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and skin care expert in Austin, Texas. Many of these, like Shea butter, have been tried and tested over time, finding its niche amongst cosmetic and skin care preparations. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, D and E, as Continue reading

V-Beam Pulse Dyes Laser Treats Red Veins Around the Nose

If you have really visible red veins around your nose and want to be rid of them, you should consider a V-Beam pulse dye laser treatment. “Broken blood vessels are common on the face, especially around the nose and nasal creases,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, skin care and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. These prominent blood vessels, or telangiectasias as Continue reading

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