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The ABCDE’s of Melanoma

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles. Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger in size, and are likely to change their size and appearance over time. Here is an overview of the most common things to Continue reading

The Importance of Regular Skin Screenings

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) makes available on its patient education website some surprising statistics when it comes to the prevalence of skin cancer throughout the United States. “Most notable is the fact that skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer within the U.S. population,” explains Dr. Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Estimates are Continue reading

Top 4 Places Missed When Applying Sunscreen

Cancer is a dangerous disease and your skin is not impervious to this fatal illness. It is said that 1 in 5 persons in North America will develop skin cancer. Don’t let it be you! Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. No matter your age or skin color, it is important Continue reading

What Are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Thin lips can be a product of genetics, time, or both. The older we get, the more lines and wrinkles we develop, and our lips are not exempt. Lip fillers such as Juvéderm® Vollure and Volbella are specifically engineered to enhance lips, and the cosmetic experts at Sanova Dermatology are the perfect option to have your pout perfected. How Do Continue reading

What Causes My Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans annually. It is characterized by the development of papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts on the face, chest, or back. The cause of acne is complex, but we wi break it down into two categories, internal and external factors. Both factors contribute to an inflammatory process Continue reading

Botox vs. Dysport: What’s the Difference?

People with concerns about forehead lines, brow furrows, or crow’s feet are likely aware of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, but not everyone’s heard of Dysport®, also an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of brow furrows. So which one is right for you? Our expert cosmetic providers have everything you need to know to compare BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments. Dysport® and How Continue reading

Is There a Best Time of Year for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?

Sun exposure is a leading contributor to the premature aging of our skin, leading to skin imperfections, wrinkles, and damage caused by UV light. Laser skin resurfacing is a formidable treatment to combat these signs of aging, and Sanova Dermatology is the premier clinic for patients seeking to rejuvenate their skin through laser skin resurfacing therapy. How Does Laser Skin Continue reading

3 Reasons to Take Skin Cancer More Seriously

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body and your first line of protection against any harm. This also makes it vulnerable to outside forces, such as the sun or extreme temperatures. Yet, people often ignore their doctor’s warnings about skin health and the importance of protecting their skin against UV radiation, which can cause skin cancer.  The experts Continue reading

What’s the Best Laser to Rejuvenate My Skin?

Anyone researching laser skin resurfacing treatments is bound to come across so much information it’s overwhelming. “Let me share what we offer at our San Antonio location that can assist you with your skin concerns,” notes Dr. Kimberly Finder, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center. “It is important to note that a consultation at your desired Continue reading

Stop Believing these 5 Common Sunscreen Myths!

Sunscreen use is vital in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage the skin, cause premature aging, and even lead to skin cancer. Despite these risks of unprotected sun exposure, certain misconceptions have been gaining traction regarding the effectiveness and use of sunscreen. Such myths have left even the most skin-savvy people exposed to the Continue reading

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