March 2016

Combat the “Double Chin” – Kybella vs. Coolsculpting Mini

Combating the stubborn fat under the chin has been making quite the buzz in the aesthetics industry lately. This annoying pocket of fat, also known as the “double chin” has met its match with both Kybella and CoolSculpting. “These options are appealing because they are non-invasive, require no general anesthesia, and there is little to no downtime,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board Continue reading

Understanding the Atopic March

The phrase “Atopic March” often comes up when patients investigate the cause of their eczema and skin rashes. It has been used to describe a history or an often observed progression of allergic diseases. “These atopic conditions begin early in a patient’s life, usually in childhood,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “They are thought to be Continue reading

New Drug, Taltz (Ixekizumab), Approved For Adult Plaque Psoriasis

A new treatment for adult moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, Taltz (or ixekizumab), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new injection treatment was formulated by Eli Lilly & Co., is expected to be released by the end of the year. “Over 7 million people have been diagnosed with psoriasis, making it important to find a treatment that offers Continue reading

Which Supplements Should be Avoided Before Surgery or Cosmetic Procedures?

Do you know which supplements should be avoided before surgery or cosmetic procedures? We all know we need to tell our doctors about the prescriptions we’re taking, and even the over-the-counter drugs we’re on. But how often do you consider the potential risks supplements have to the safety of a medical procedure? “It’s a little ironic,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified Continue reading

Austin Dermatologists Distinguish Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson explain the similarities and differences between the common skin conditions eczema and psoriasis. Austin, TX—Among the many skin conditions people suffer from, eczema and psoriasis are two of the most common that Austin dermatologists Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson see. The physicians explain that these two chronic rashes can be physically Continue reading

Nevus Spilus: What You Should Know

If you have a tan patch on your skin with several smaller spots inside of it, you may have a birthmark known as Nevus Spilus. This speckled multicolored skin lesion is relatively common, and occur from infancy into adulthood. If you are diagnosed with it, you should know and understand what to do next. “Multicolored moles is one of the signs Continue reading

Which Areas of the Face Can Botox Be Injected?

Worry lines, elevens, crows feet, we’ve heard it all. But if you are thinking about having Botox injections, you may ask yourself, which areas of the face can Botox be injected? “Botox has been FDA approved to be used on several areas of the face,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas, “but is becoming Continue reading

How do I Know if my Eczema is Infected?

It’s fairly common to wonder if your eczema is infected especially if you’ve recently developed it, or it appears to be acting differently than it has in the past. It’s important to remember that eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, not an infection. The itching, scaling, and redness are all normal symptoms of this condition, as are the small fluid-filled blisters and even Continue reading

Will My Wrinkles Be Worse After Filler Goes Away?

One concern that many patients have when considering dermal fillers to correct wrinkles and volume loss is, how long will the results last? And, what happens to my skin after filler goes away? Overwhelmingly, the question is, will my wrinkles be worse? “The short answer is no,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. Continue reading

Do I Have Psoriasis?

As the largest organ of the human body, the skin is susceptible to a wide range of conditions. Among the most common is psoriasis, an inflammatory disorder that is often chronic. The problem often takes the shape of round, thickened, red patches of skin, often with a white section on top. Although the cause of psoriasis is still unknown, it Continue reading

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