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The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Isotretinoin Common Side Effects

Accutane (isotretinoin) leads to a significant clearing and improvement of acne breakouts in a majority of patients. However, this medication has also been associated with some side effects that can directly effect how well a course of treatment is tolerated. Here is little more insight on what to expect while on Accutane therapy. What Common […]

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Dehiscence After Mohs Surgery

Dehiscence refers to the unplanned or spontaneous opening of a surgical wound after it has been closed with sutures or other methods. Although it is a rare complication after skin surgery, dehiscence has been noted to occur for a number of reasons. Why Can Dehiscence Happen? A healing wound, especially early in the post-operative period, […]

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All You Need To Know About ViPeel Aftercare!

So you undergone your ViPeel treatment… What now? Whether it was for acne, melasma, dark spots or skin rejuvenation, we are going to walk you through the process that is required after your ViPeel, as well as offer a few more answers about what (and what not) to do in this post procedure period! How Do […]

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Practice Update!

Over the past few months, we have heard feedback regarding our online appointment booking system, reminder calls and texts, pathology services and electronic patient record system. Sanova Dermatology is continually improving and optimizing its patient experience by upgrading to the latest in medical software technology. We are happy to announce the introduction of a much […]

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The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy |The iPledge Program for Isotretinoin Use

There are few important steps that need to be followed in order to successfully obtain and maintain your Accutane treatment regimen. To start, all patients must enroll in the iPledge program, which is designed to help keep you organized and informed throughout the treatment process. What is the iPledge Program? The iPledge Program is a […]

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Top 10 Triggers That Exacerbate Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by easy flushing, facial redness, broken blood vessels or telangiectasias on the skin. In some types of rosacea, acne-like bumps, irritation of the eyes, and even enlarged oil glands can also be present. Patients with rosacea also complain of exquisitely sensitive skin with frequent burning or stinging in […]

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How does Squamous Cell Carcinoma Develop in the Skin

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is thought to develop when skin cells accumulate mutations in their DNA and genetic code. “Keratinocytes make up the epidermal or very top layer of the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. When genes in these keratinocyte cells are mutated, such as […]

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Different Skin, Different Cleanser

“Walking down the skin care aisle at your pharmacy or grocery store can often raise more questions than answers,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Even choosing staple products like a cleanser can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for. With different ingredients and active agents, it is important […]

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The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | The Facts About Isotretinoin

Everyone seems to know that Accutane (a.k.a. isotretinoin) is an effective medication for treating moderate to severe acne. Accutane gets a lot of notoriety.  “It’s the side effects that catches most peoples’ attention,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Reading different stories or claims on the internet is usually what turns […]

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