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What is a Photofacial Treatment?

What exactly is a Photofacial? Questions about photofacials, or fotofacials, are frequently asked by patients new to the world of lasers and light-based technology. “Photofacials are a great way to improve skin tone and even out discoloration on the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. During […]

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Microneedling vs. Fractionated Laser Resurfacing: How Do They Compare?

As we grow older, our body’s collagen levels begin to decrease and our skin loses elasticity and plumpness, leaving us prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging. There are several dermatological procedures available that can help restore a youthful, healthy appearance, whether by tightening skin, diminishing lines, balancing discoloration, or lightening scars. Two of […]

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Who is Qualified to Inject Botox?

Botox is the common name for the commercially-produced, purified protein that can relax muscles. It is widely used in non-surgical cosmetic procedures to correct wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. However, Botox is also a treatment for multiple medical conditions including spasms, dystonias, chronic migraines, and severe sweating, or hyperhidrosis. While Botox has become an extremely common procedure, one question you should ask […]

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What is BRAF, and Why is it Important in Melanoma and its Treatment?

If you have a spot on your skin that is new and looks unusual, you should have it evaluated by consulting a dermatologist. And even if you don’t think you have any worrisome spots on your body, it can be difficult to be sure. “We often recommend individuals at risk for skin cancer get a skin screening by […]

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How Can I Get Rid of a Double Chin Without Surgery?

The appearance of a double chin is a common cosmetic concern among our patients at Sanova Dermatology. The buildup of fat under the chin, also known as submental fat or fullness, can reduce the prominence and the definition of the chin and jawline. In the past, patients wishing to address a double chin had to […]

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How Can The 1064 nm YAG Laser Help My Skin?

Laser skin treatments have gained significant popularity because of the impressive results they deliver and the many skin conditions they can treat. “Laser is a great option for patients looking to eliminate red and brown spots from the skin, treat acne scars, even for skin tightening without a surgical face-lift,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, Cosmetic […]

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Top 3 Treatments for Male Pattern Baldness

Known by its medical name, androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness is one of the more common forms of alopecia that affect most men at some point in their life. The United States National Library of Medicine notes that about half of all men will have some manifestation of male pattern baldness by the time they […]

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Can I do chemical peels or laser after Accutane/Isotretinoin? If so, when?

Now that you’ve started your Accutane acne treatment and your breakouts have ceased, you may be wondering what can be done for the scarring and residual skin discoloration that is left behind? Many patients who have used Accutane, or Isotretinoin, for acne treatment, know all too well the embarrassment and frustration had from years of ineffective […]

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CoolSculpting Body Contouring Now Indicated For Back, Bra Bulge and Under Buttocks

CoolSculpting is a innovative body contouring treatment that is currently FDA-approved for permanent fat elimination from multiple areas of the body including the flanks, the abdomen, inner thighs, and the chin. Now, Zeltiq, the makers of Coolsculpting, have approval for areas that have long been considered tougher to target. “The back, bra bulge, and lower […]

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Skin Cancer Rates Continue to Climb in the US

Skin cancer rates are increasing and yet life continues on for the majority of Americans not yet affected. According to the Center for Disease Control, from 2002 to 2011, rates of melanoma in white and Hispanic men and women have increased significantly per year. One person will die from melanoma every hour and in the past 3 […]

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