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Furthering Research in Dermatology for Skin of Color

In recent years, studies in the field of Dermatology relating to skin of color have been more and more frequent. “Previously, doctors left to extrapolate what would and what not work for darker skin types,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin Texas. “Medical decision making was based primarily on studies composed on Caucasian […]

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Postively Glo-ing | Sanova Dermatology Now Carries Glo Minerals Make Up

“Glo-Minerals is a go!” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and aesthetic expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Glo-minerals is an award winning mineral-based makeup line that boasts dermatology-grade products. “Patients always ask about make-up that would compliment their skincare regimens and not aggravate any underlying skin condition.” Glo-minerals is one great solution! Why […]

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The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Isotretinoin, Medications & Other Health Conditions

Treating acne with Accutane doesn’t always happen in isolation. Patients are often on other medications, or have other health issues when considering or initiating isotretinoin therapy.  How Accutane should be used, along with other medication a patient may be on or have to start taking for a concurrent medical problem, inevitably brings up a number […]

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Narrowband UVB Phototherapy For Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be an extremely difficult disease to live with, and is known for causing serious emotional stress. Characterized by itchy and tender thick, scaly plaques on the skin, psoriasis has been found to have profound effects on the quality of life patients lead. “Thankfully, a number of treatments are available for this condition,” says […]

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Sunscreen In Action | Should Austin’s Town Lake Have A Sunscreen Dispenser?

It has recently been reported that multiple hike and bike trails are now offering “sunscreen stations“, which offer free sunscreen to those who use the trails. Should every park need to invest in this life-saving resource? “I think this sets the bar for outdoor recreation,” states Dr. Adam Mamleak, a board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon […]

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The Importance of a Skin Screening after Skin Cancer

“Unfortunately, it has just become such an extremely common disease,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in Austin, Texas. Research now show that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, making skin cancer the most common form of cancer that affects humans. “The numbers are really […]

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Employee Spotlight – The Calm & Cool Jenny

Jenny has been with Sanova Dermatology for almost two years, and she is known for her smile and peace that she embodies daily. As a Registered Nurse, Jenny is very knowledgeable about the practices of a medical office including patient care and surgery protocols. A valuable resource and a very humble (and fun) person, Jenny […]

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Get Your Head In The Game | Choosing The Perfect Hat For Summer Sun Protection

Staying out of they rays of the sun can be quite the task. Whether you are playing sports, enjoying the beach, or even running quick errands, it is hard to make sure that you are properly protecting your skin. Why Wear a Hat? “Many patients ask me the best way to ensure they don’t increase […]

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What Do Golf and Skin Cancer Have In Common?

Golf is one of the most valued sports for both men and women. There is a large following for events like the PGA golf tour, The Masters, and the U.S. Open, but what do all of these thing have in common beyond the sport? Sun exposure. Rarely will you find a golfing event that is […]

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The Sanova Guide to Accutane Therapy | Activities While Taking Isotretinoin

There are many questions that pop into your head once you decide to take Accutane (Isotretinoin) for your acne. “There are dos and don’ts with every medical treatment,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Accutane is extremely effective in treating and in many cases, eradicating acne from the skin. With all it’s […]

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