What are the Different Types of Skin Cancer?

Close-up Four nevi on the skin on Caucasian men back. Suspicious-looking compound nevus (1-3 mm) classified to skin biopsy by dermatologist.

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!

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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?

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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?

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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

Is The Black Streak On My Nail Dangerous?


What is Longitudinal Melanonychia? “Longitudinal Melanonychia is the medical term for a dark, hyperpigmented streak that appears on a nail,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and skin cancer specialist at Sanova Dermatology. “Basically, it represents an accumulation of melanin pigment in the cells in the nail beds. As the hard nail plate grows, it picks up this Continue reading

Treating Your Temples with Juvederm and Other Dermal Fillers

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You may have heard a lot about Juvederm and other dermal fillers being good for improving the youthful look of your skin, but are they a good option when it comes to treatments around your temples? When is Filler a Good Treatment Option for the Temples? Often, the area around the temples will sink with age or after significant weight Continue reading

What Causes Rosacea?


Rosacea is frequently linked with prolonged sun exposure or sun damage. Blocking excessive sunlight with protective clothing or sunscreen can keep the condition from becoming exacerbated. However, not all of the triggers for rosacea are related to the sun. For example, hot beverages, spicy foods, red wine, caffeine, and certain medications have all been known to make patients who suffer Continue reading

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