September 2016

Can I Permanently Eliminate Underarm Sweat?

Underarm sweat can cause a number of issues, including discomfort, embarrassment, sweat stains on clothing, and skin irritation – particularly during these hot summer months. For some of our patients at Sanova Dermatology, deodorants, antiperspirants, and even prescription solutions do not effectively combat these common concerns. If you feel you experience excessive underarm sweating on a regular basis, you may Continue reading

What is Dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis is a disease of the connective tissue that is related to polymyositis and can cause inflammation of the skin and muscles, among other symptoms. Who gets it? “While the exact cause of dermatomyositis is unknown, it may be the result of an initial viral or bacterial infection or of subsequent treatment in genetically predisposed individuals,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, a Continue reading

Understanding Which Areas Can and Cannot be Treated With Radiesse

Wrinkles are something that everyone eventually has to deal with. Some people don’t mind; but for others, wrinkles show an age that you simply don’t feel. Radiesse can be a great solution, but you first have to answer: which areas can and cannot be treated with Radiesse? Radiesse Radiesse is a type of filler used to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. Continue reading

What are the Different Types of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It has many risk factors including UV radiation from sun exposure and devices like tanning beds, but is usually one of the easiest cancer types to treat, with many treatments boosting cure rates of over 90 percent. “The three most common forms of skin cancer are basal Continue reading

Top 5 Botox Myths Dispelled!

The word Botox is recognized by most people. However, while most people think they know what Botox is and what it does, many have some misconceptions about it uses and safety. Let’s take a look at some of the most prevalent myths surrounding Botox and clear them up. BOTOX CAUSES BOTULISM While Botox interferes with the nerve transmission that causes Continue reading

Benefits of Low Dose Accutane Therapy

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a Vitamin A derivative that has been touted as a miracle drug for the treatment of moderate to severe acne. “This oral pill opens pores in the skin and shrinks oil glands,” explains Emily Johnston, certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. The shrinkage of the glands helps clear up the acne cysts and prevents new ones from forming. Continue reading

How Can Pulse Dye Laser Improve Surgical and Hypertrophic Scars?

Scars are a part of life. Whether you got a scar from when you fell off your bike when you were a child, or as a reminder from a past surgery, you likely have at least one. “However, not all scars are the same,” mentions Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. For some people, a scar is a Continue reading

D•E•J Face Cream by Revision Skincare

When searching for the perfect moisturizer, you may start to wonder what it should contain. “There is a lot more that a facial moisturizer can offer you than you’d expect,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic specialist in Austin, Texas. “Many advancements have been made in skin care design, including creating multipurpose products.” This includes the Continue reading

How is Rosacea Treated?

The first step in managing rosacea is to avoid common triggers such as sun exposure, hot enclosed environments, and foods or beverages that are known to cause the condition to flare up. However, there are also proactive steps you can take to keep your symptoms at bay and reduce redness, bumps, irritation, thickened skin, or dry eye. At Sanova Dermatology, Continue reading

BB vs CC Creams for Skin Care: Which is Best For You?

The beauty industry is constantly growing and coming up with new products. One of the latest trends to surface are BB and CC creams. Of course, discovering both leads to a natural question: Are BB or CC creams better for my skin care regimen? Beauty Balm Beauty balm, or BB cream, is a multitasker by design. It functions as a moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, skin Continue reading

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