December 2016

Is ELOS Sublative Safe for Skin Resurfacing?

ELOS Sublative is a skin treatment designed to yield maximum results with minimal invasion or discomfort. The treatment has been shown to be safe and effective on all skin types for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and other skin irregularities with nearly no downtime and minimal side effects when compared to other, similar procedures. Risks “While thoroughpre-op Continue reading

Top Skin Care Blogs of 2016!

With each new year comes a tidal wave of new information about medical dermatology and cosmetic skin treatment. Throughout the year,  Sanova Dermatology  has shared the latest and greatest trends and procedures. Here are the top blogs from 2016 that YOU found to be the most exciting and interesting for this year in skin! 8. Juvederm Volbella vs. Restylane Silk  Continue reading

Revitalash vs. Latisse: Which One Is Right For You?

Long, lush lashes frame and accentuate the eyes and contribute to a youthful appearance (not to mention sex appeal)! However, many people have thin, sparse lashes and even wearing mascara doesn’t seem to help, in fact it often makes it worse. Fortunately, there are some surprisingly effective solutions on the market that can help you achieve your look without having Continue reading

Understanding and Soothing the Winter Itch

Is your skin feeling dry and flaky? Worried winter is making you morph into some sort of reptile? Don’t fret because you aren’t alone. The dreaded winter itch strikes young and old alike. “The dry, flaky, itchy skin condition commonly referred to as ‘winter itch’ can occur anywhere and everywhere on the body,” says Emily Johnston, a physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

Five Rare Skin Cancers to Know

While the rates of skin cancer in the United States is on the rise, the vast majority of these cases are limited to the three most common forms of skin cancer – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. However, there are other forms of skin cancer which, while less common, are no less serious. 1) Kaposi Sarcoma This Continue reading

5 Tips for Managing Your Hand Eczema

Hand eczema, sometimes referred to as hand dermatitis or dishpan hands, affects approximately 10 percent of the population. The condition is most common among those who are in frequent contact with chemicals or irritants, such as janitors, mechanics, hairdressers, and health care workers. Symptoms of Hand Eczema Eczema can cause the hands to become red, dry, and itchy. “Although the Continue reading

Pityriasis Rosea: The Christmas Tree Rash

What is Pityriasis Rosea? Pityriasis Rosea is a benign skin rash. While the rash isn’t dangerous, it can cause substantial discomfort to those affected by it. “The rash usually begins with a single ‘herald patch’ skin lesion which is then followed by a general body rash after one to two weeks,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board-certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Continue reading

Silagen | Scar Refinement System

One of the first questions many patients ask when inquiring about a surgical procedure is “Will it leave a scar?” “Unfortunately, there’s no way to cut the skin without leaving a scar,” says  Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “However, using advanced reconstructive surgery and cosmetic techniques, as well as maximizing the skin’s healing in Continue reading

Am I a Good Candidate for an Upper Blepharoplasty?

What is an Upper Blepharoplasty? Blepharoplasty one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The procedure is designed to help correct defects, deformities, or disfigurements of the eyelids. “All of our eyelids tend to sag and droop over time and as we age,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Continue reading

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with basal cell carcinoma being the most frequently diagnosed. This is the most curable type of skin cancer when found early, but it’s also to most preventable. Here are 3 ways to prevent basal cell carcinoma. 1. Wear Sunscreen With everything we know about skin cancer prevention, it’s no wonder sunscreen is Continue reading

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