October 2016

3 Treatments for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the major types of skin cancer in the United States. These common skin tumors grow from epithelial cells (also called squamous cells) and while it is a serious cancer, there are many treatment options available for patients with SCC. Cryotherapy Cryotherapy (or cryosurgery) is sometimes used for early stages of squamous cell carcinoma. It is Continue reading

What is Qilib for Hair Loss?

“Qilib is being heralded as a revolutionary hair regrowth product,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. The product addresses not only the problem of hair loss, but also thinning hair. A dual action system, Qilib is made up of the active ingredient Minoxidil and a blend of botanicals, such as Vitamin C, proteins, lipids, and antioxidants, Continue reading

How soon can Laser be done after Dysport, BOTOX® or Xeomin?

Cosmetic laser treatments have revolutionized the dermatology and skin care industry by offering the ability to treat a variety of skin concerns including sun damage, acne, rosacea, dark spots, broken capillaries, and more. Many patients opt to treat their skin with both laser and injectables to bring back a refreshed and youthful appearance. Dysport, BOTOX®, and Xeomin are all Botulinum derived Continue reading

Why Do You Get Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is one of the three most common types of skin cancers found in the United States. It’s twice as likely to occur in men and is often diagnosed in patients over the age of fifty, though in recent years, more and more people are being diagnosed younger. So who gets this cancer and what can you do to Continue reading

How Do Lasers Target and Treat the Skin?

Hair removal, acne scars, broken blood vessels, unwanted tattoos. Nowadays, it seems just about everything can be treated with a laser. “Laser therapy for skin conditions is actually a scientifically complex procedure,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas.”In general, the specific wavelength of light produced by the laser targets different chromophores in the Continue reading

CoolSculpting: Non-Surgical Fat Removal for Your Problem Areas

How would you like to eliminate excess fat from your problem areas — such as the thighs, bra line, or waistline — without the pain, high cost, or prolonged recovery time of traditional plastic surgery? Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new breakthrough in non-invasive fat removal that can give you the body of your dreams with none of the problems associated with Continue reading

Skin Disorders : Erythema Nodosum

Erythema Nodosum is an inflammatory condition that happens deep underneath the skin, within the subcutaneous fatty layer. It is a somewhat rare condition that can affect both men and women between the ages of 20 – 40. “It typically appears as painful lumps, otherwise known as nodules, that are red and tender to the touch,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board Continue reading

How Safe is the miraDry® Procedure?

For patients who suffer from excessive underarm sweat, a permanent solution like miraDry® can be very exciting. However, since the sweat glands in the underarm area are often completely eliminated during treatment, some of our patients inquire about the safety of this innovative solution. During the miraDry® procedure, a handheld device is passed over the target area. Electromagnetic energy can Continue reading

Can Botox Help My Headaches?

For many migraine sufferers, like Emily Johnston, certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas, the pain can be almost unbearable. They are often described as throbbing, pulsating, splitting pain with an inability to tolerate light or sound and can sometimes be associated with nausea or vomiting. Anyone who has experienced these has probably felt desperate for a way Continue reading

What Can Co-enzyme Q Do For Your Skin?

Millions of Americans are currently taking the dietary supplement Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to treat a wide range of health conditions, ranging from chronic heart conditions and high blood pressure to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, macular degeneration, and cataracts, among many others. However, did you know that CoQ10 can also be an important part of your skin care regimen? CoQ10 is a naturally occurring enzyme Continue reading

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