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The 4 Best Cosmetic Procedures For The Summer

Your comfort and overall satisfaction with a cosmetic skin procedure can sometimes be related to the timing of the procedure. “Unfortunately, many people who pursue cosmetic procedures ignore their schedule and the time of year, sometimes enduring more discomfort as a result,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Believe it or not, weather Continue reading

The Best Summer Fashions for Healthy Skin

Gone are the days when sun-protective clothing was dowdy and expensive. Now fashionable choices abound in shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses that look great and keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays. “Manufacturers of sun-protective garments strive to combine comfort, style and protection, covering as much skin as possible while still remaining cool and breezy,” notes Dr. Miriam Continue reading

Eczema vs. Squamous Cell Carcinoma: How Can You Tell The Difference?

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of children and adults. It causes redness, dryness and flaking on the skin, as well as irritation and itching. Eczema ranges from mild to severe, can come and go and be seasonal or constant. Some people have eczema from an early age and outgrow it, others will deal with it throughout Continue reading

What You Need To Know About How Melanoma Skin Cancers Grow

While it is not the most common type of skin cancer, melanoma can prove to be one of the most dangerous forms. Over 87,000 people will likely receive a melanoma diagnosis in 2017, and nearly 10,000 will die from the disease. “Malignant melanoma develops in melanocyte cells, which form melanin, a dark pigment in the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, Continue reading

Understanding Common Skin Concerns of Asian Patients

Regardless of where you live, your heritage has shaped a great deal of what your skin will do. For example, many people with Asian heritage may come to find that they tend to experience very common skin problems. Here are a few common skin complaints Asian patients report, designed to you better understand how to take care of your skin. Oily Continue reading

5 Ways VBeam Laser Treatments Will Improve Your Skin

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ you have, and taking proper care of it is vital for preservation. But with aging, ultraviolet light (sun), and living a certain lifestyle, doing what is right by your skin is sometimes easier said than done. At Sanova Dermatology we understand the dynamics of different skin types. We pride ourselves on Continue reading

CoolSculpting: An Alternative to Invasive Fat Removal Surgery?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved method of fat reduction that targets areas where fat persists despite dieting and exercise. Best of all, it involves zero downtime — zero! The alternative is liposuction, the surgical removal of fat which involves considerable downtime for recovery. Liposuction Liposuction involves using a small metal tube, called a cannula, and suction to remove excess fat from Continue reading

Top 4 Treatments for Your Cystic Acne

For some people, acne goes beyond the annoying blackheads and ugly whiteheads. For some, the acne becomes a deeper skin problem that causes red, painful bumps that are filled with large amounts of pus. Gross? It certainly doesn’t stop people from trying to pop them. You just want them to go away. It makes sense. Not so fast. “With cystic Continue reading

Dermal Melasma: A Common Condition with Many Treatment Options

Are you one of the estimated six million women in America who suffer from patches of blotchy skin on your face, neck, or jawline? If so, you may have a condition known as melasma. “Melasma is generally considered a cosmetic skin condition in which the melanocytes, or pigment generating cells in the skin, produce excess melanin,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board Continue reading

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

There are many different types of skin cancer, but basal cell carcinoma is the most common and most easily treatable. Basal cell carcinoma tends to occur on exposed parts of the body, usually appearing as a small growth on the face, where you tend to get the most sun. “While it rarely spreads to other areas, it’s still important to be on Continue reading

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