Is it Safe for Microneedling to be Performed After a Dermal Filler?


If you’ve spent time looking into aesthetic treatments and ways to rejuvenate your skin, you know that there are endless options available. Dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, is a great option when looking to restore youthful fullness to the face. But, what can you pair with this treatment to help with natural collagen production, while addressing texture and tone? Micro-needling can be Continue reading

Top Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Doctor, dermatologist, hands examines a birthmark of patient. Checking benign moles

  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. “Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and is primarily caused by exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon in Austin, Texas. May is Continue reading

Is Botox a Wrinkle Preventer?

pretty young girl with wrinkle on the forehead

The Journal of the American Medical Association – Dermatology recently reported that it is rarely too early to start using Botox injections as a wrinkle preventative! When a person reaches 40 or 50 years of age, the repetitive frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines have normally already been etched into the person’s face. At such a stage, the person Continue reading

Hitting Home Runs in the Treatment of Melanoma

Diagnostic form with diagnosis melanoma and pills.

Are you curious about the newest melanoma treatment using checkpoint inhibitors you’ve heard about? What are checkpoint inhibitors and how are these used to treat melanoma? Let’s take a look at how this latest therapy works. The Players T-cells checkpoint inhibitors ipilimumab nivolumab pembrolizumab The Game “T-cells (T lymphocytes) are cancer-fighting cells,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer Continue reading

Aesthetic Procedures: Are They “Worth It”?

Beauty treatment of the young beautiful female face, doctor's hand in gloves touch face of beautiful young woman isolated on white

So you’re think about a little cosmetic rejuvenation for your skin, but worried things might not turn out as you plan. Sure, your friend said it’s great, but will you get the same results? And what about that horror story you read about on the internet? “I think it’s normal to be apprehensive,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, top cosmetic dermatologist Continue reading

What Is The UV Index?

Alert for dangerous values of UV index during the summer

The term “UV Index” is often referenced on the morning news and during weather reports, but are you fully aware of what the UV Index is? UV Index, or the Ultraviolet Index, is a measure of the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. These UV rays are known for causing sun damage, sun burn, and even skin cancer. “When we rate sunscreens,  Continue reading

How Does Rogaine/Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss?


Men and women alike can suffer from the distressing effects of hair loss, from thinning of the hair to pattern baldness. “Several causes for hair loss exist,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. This includes androgenetic alopecia, a heritable form of thinning that often affects people around age 40, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that Continue reading

Plaque Psorasis: Understanding the Disease and the Treatment Options

Person with plaque psoriasis of the arm causing an inflamed red patch of skin covered in silvery scales to extend from the elbow, a chronic lifelong disease that is incurable but non-contagious

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by the appearance of patches of thick, red, and dry skin. While the disease shows itself on the surface of the skin, its origins are tied to the immune system. “Faulty signals from the immune system tell skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in new skin cells forming in days rather than Continue reading

What is a Facial Brush and How Often Should You Use A Clarisonic Brush On Your Skin?


Electronic facial cleansing brushes have gained great popularity in the last few years. Major brands like ProActiv®, Neutrogena, and Clinique have all followed in the footsteps of the #1 selling Clarisonic. The Clarisonic cleansing brush was originally developed for skincare professionals. After dermatologists and aestheticians discovered how much it transformed skin, they began recommending this technology to their patients. Patients Continue reading

How to Know When Redness, Spots, and Discoloration is Pityriasis Alba


  Skin can change its color and appearance for a number of reasons. When the skin develops red, scaly patches that leave the skin a lighter color, that condition could be pityriasis alba. “Pityriasis alba is actually a relatively common and benign condition that can usually be addressed with relatively straightforward measures,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Continue reading

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