Is your School’s Sunscreen Policy Affecting your Child’s Health?

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Every day we are learning more and more about the effects of the sun on our skin. Not only can the sun cause premature aging, but it can lead to skin cancer as well. The more often we are subjected to skin issues, like sunburns, the more likely we will develop skin cancer. This is one reason why protecting the Continue reading

How Does Mohs Surgery Compare To Radiation For Skin Cancer Treatment?

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There are many ways to treat skin cancer, each with its benefits and risks. “It’s important that patients be informed of their options,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, Dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. “It is important that patients be aware of all their options and alternative treatments, to ensure they are receiving the optimal treatment for condition.” Is Continue reading

Is That MOM in the Mirror?

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Your face, like your fingerprint, is unique to you. But one day is…THAT DAY!  When you look in the mirror and see your mother staring back, and she looks horrified; that may be the day you think about dermal fillers. The lines and wrinkles that have you despairing are the result of dehydration of your skin, due in large part Continue reading

Dupilumab: A Breakthrough in Eczema Treatment

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If you have eczema–especially if you haven’t found an effective treatment for your unbearably itchy skin–you may want to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist soon. For the first time in decades, there is a promising new treatment for eczema on the horizon. Dupilumab is being heralded as a breakthrough medication. The research is very promising, and physicians are hopeful Continue reading

What Are Standard Treatments for Milia?

Milia (Milium) - pimples around eye on skin.

Milia, also called ‘milk spots’ or ‘oil seeds’, can be frustrating to tackle and may look a bit alarming, but these small pearly white cysts are mostly just a cosmetic annoyance. First of all, what are Milia? Milia (singular ‘milium‘) are small keratin-filled cysts that often appear when a sweat gland is clogged or the skin has suffered some kind of trauma. They Continue reading

Erythema Ab Igme: Is My Laptop Burning My Skin?

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Could your laptop be hazardous to your health? Back in the days before central heating, it was fairly common for many people, particularly the elderly and infirm, to develop a skin condition known as erythema ab igme. “The name comes from Latin menaing ‘red from fire’,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Traditionally, it was caused by prolonged Continue reading

How Do You Avoid Looking Frozen with Botox? The Top Four Ways

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While the popularity of Botox Cosmetic has grown significantly since its introduction as an effective treatment for fine lines and worry lines, many people fear what some call the “frozen face” look. “Doesn’t Botox paralyze muscles?” “I don’t like my wrinkles but I don’t want that stiff, unnatural looking result.” The frozen look is something that looks fine on mannequins, Continue reading

5 Effective Ways to Treat Sun Damage After the Summer

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Each year, cooler nights and school-supply-filled stores signal that the end of summer is here and fall is approaching. “Many people tell me they notice their skin begins to look dull and uneven at this time of year,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and cosmetic specialist in Austin, Texas. Outdoor summer fun often results in sun damage, even in those Continue reading

Gold Medals, Michael Phelps & Cupping: A New Skin Care Trend?


If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve probably noticed the dark, purple circles on the backs and shoulders of many athletes. “It’s seems to be the trend this year, especially among the swimmers,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. These marks are remnants of an ancient Eastern medical procedure known as cupping. What Continue reading

Xanthelasma: Why Are Yellow Bumps Forming Around My Eyes?

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Xanthelasma is a condition marked by the development of yellowish nodules or growths around the inside corners of the eyelids. “These growths are basically areas where cholesterol has gathered or concentrated under the skin,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “They may appear on both upper and lower lids.” Although the condition is not harmful, the growths are often Continue reading

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