July 2016

How and Why Does the Sun Damage Skin Cells?

If you spend much time outdoors, you’ve probably heard that the sun can damage skin cells. “Sun damage has almost become a catchphrase,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. “We apply it to skin care, anti-aging, cosmetics, even skin cancer risk.” The truth is, sun damage is a real change that can be measured Continue reading

The What, Who, and How of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s tissue and organs.  Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) is a particular form of lupus that affects the skin, causing red, itchy rashes. This particular type of lupus can have 2 common manifestations: “One type begins with red, pimple-like bumps on the skin and can develop into Continue reading

Mohs Surgery – Withstanding the Test of Time

What is it Mohs Surgery? Mohs surgery has been around since the 1930s. Even with all of the incredible advancements we have experienced in the decades since then, Mohs is still considered the most effective treatment for both squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas. The success rate for this procedure is about 99%. That’s not too shabby. It also has Continue reading

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections for Men

At Sanova Dermatology, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment for both men and women. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures performed for men increased 258% from 2000-2010, and our dermatologists have continued to see a rise in the number of men seeking facial rejuvenation with injectables. While the procedure is common in both Continue reading

Take “Advantage” of the CoolAdvantage

Many of you probably already know about CoolSculpting®, but what about CoolAdvantage? For those who aren’t so familiar with this technology, CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that can reduce fat, giving you a slimmer, more toned figure with increased muscle definition. “If you’ve struggled with stubborn, isolated pockets of fat despite diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® can be a Continue reading

What Makes A Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin More Aggressive?

Being told you have skin cancer is alarming to say the least, but if you’ve been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), exactly how worried should you be? Of the three most common types of skin cancer, SCC is considered less serious than melanoma, but more serious than basal cell carcinoma, which very rarely spreads,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a Continue reading

BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQ

As a non-invasive form of facial rejuvenation, BOTOX® Cosmetic can give you younger looking skin without surgery. Our patients at Sanova Dermatology frequently ask our dermatologists questions about the popular injectable when deciding if it’s best for their needs, including: What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic? BOTOX® Cosmetic has the ability to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in Continue reading

What Are the Best Chemical Peels to Treat Acne?

Acne is a stubborn and an embarrassing skin condition that begins to affect many people in their teenage years. Blemishes form as a result of excess sebum production, bacteria, and a build-up of dead skin cells getting trapped in the pores. “Some of the best chemical peels for acne exfoliate the surface of the skin, increase the rate of cell turnover, Continue reading

The Top 3 Benefits Of A Clarisonic Brush!

Beauty gurus rave about how much they love Clarisonic brushes. But an important question you may ask yourself is: what exactly are the benefits of a clarisonic brush? It’s a great question – before you go out and invest in one, you should know what all it can do for you. #1 Really Remove Makeup “A facial brush helps you cleanse your facial skin Continue reading

Oxybenzone: Are the Chemicals used in Sunscreen Harmful to your Health?

The use of sunscreen has become an increasing important regiment for everyone, regardless if they have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for work or recreation, or intermittent sun. However, unlike many skin care products, sunscreen is unique in that in order to use it correctly, you need to apply it over wide areas of skin, and to re-apply frequently. This Continue reading

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