August 2016

Sanova Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Kellie Reed | Q&A

Sanova Dermatology continually strives to offer its patients cutting edge treatments and the most talented providers, which makes us extremely happy to welcome Dr. Kellie Reed to our practice. Offering a breadth of knowledge and skill, Dr. Reed is a tremendous asset to Austin patients! Get to know a bit more about her interests, education, and more! What was your Continue reading

Do I Have Rosacea?

Rosacea is a persistent condition that is typically characterized by reddened facial skin (erythema). In most cases, the tiny blood vessels found in the nose or the cheeks are visible, may appear broken (telangiectasia), and may be accompanied by small red bumps that appear similar to acne. These areas of the skin may be tender or warm to the touch. Continue reading

Once I’ve Had a Skin Cancer, Can I Ever Get Another One?

Two common skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Both of these have a variety of treatment options available for patients, as well as a low recurrence rate once they’ve been treated, but once you’ve had one instance of skin cancer, does that mean you’re more at risk for a recurrence? What about another form of skin Continue reading

What are the Side Effects of Micro-Needling?

Micro-Needling is a newer technology that treats acne scars, sagging skin, pigmentation issues, and texture concerns. While many patients are pleased with the results from chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing alone, there are some that require a customized regime consisting of more than one treatment. “That’s why it’s great to have another option for treating patients,” explains Dr. Miriam Continue reading

Is your School’s Sunscreen Policy Affecting your Child’s Health?

Every day we are learning more and more about the effects of the sun on our skin. Not only can the sun cause premature aging, but it can lead to skin cancer as well. The more often we are subjected to skin issues, like sunburns, the more likely we will develop skin cancer. This is one reason why protecting the Continue reading

How Does Mohs Surgery Compare To Radiation For Skin Cancer Treatment?

There are many ways to treat skin cancer, each with its benefits and risks. “It’s important that patients be informed of their options,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, Dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. “It is important that patients be aware of all their options and alternative treatments, to ensure they are receiving the optimal treatment for condition.” Is Continue reading

Is That MOM in the Mirror?

Your face, like your fingerprint, is unique to you. But one day is…THAT DAY!  When you look in the mirror and see your mother staring back, and she looks horrified; that may be the day you think about dermal fillers. The lines and wrinkles that have you despairing are the result of dehydration of your skin, due in large part Continue reading

Dupilumab: A Breakthrough in Eczema Treatment

If you have eczema–especially if you haven’t found an effective treatment for your unbearably itchy skin–you may want to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist soon. For the first time in decades, there is a promising new treatment for eczema on the horizon. Dupilumab is being heralded as a breakthrough medication. The research is very promising, and physicians are hopeful Continue reading

What Are Standard Treatments for Milia?

Milia, also called ‘milk spots’ or ‘oil seeds’, can be frustrating to tackle and may look a bit alarming, but these small pearly white cysts are mostly just a cosmetic annoyance. First of all, what are Milia? Milia (singular ‘milium‘) are small keratin-filled cysts that often appear when a sweat gland is clogged or the skin has suffered some kind of trauma. They Continue reading

Erythema Ab Igme: Is My Laptop Burning My Skin?

Could your laptop be hazardous to your health? Back in the days before central heating, it was fairly common for many people, particularly the elderly and infirm, to develop a skin condition known as erythema ab igme. “The name comes from Latin menaing ‘red from fire’,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Traditionally, it was caused by prolonged Continue reading

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