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What Are Growth Factors?

“When it comes to effective skincare ingredients, a few major players come to mind, like sunscreen, antioxidants, peptides, and retinol,” shares Nikki Donovan, a licensed medical aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “But another active ingredient has entered the game and is getting a lot of attention… growth factors,” she continues. What is this ingredient, and why is it Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know About Mohs Micrographic Surgery!

Has your medical provider recommended Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) as a treatment option for your skin cancer? Below are 5 Things to Know about MMS before your procedure. 1. Why is Mohs Micrographic Surgery performed? Though your skin cancer may look like a bump or mole on the surface, skin cancers often have irregular borders and “roots” that extend into Continue reading

Prevent Skin Cancer By Wearing Sunscreen Every Day!

Every person needs to protect themselves from the sun. Yes, you need Vitamin D. No, you do not need to expose your skin to the sun without protection. “Many people may not associate skin cancer prevention with basic skincare, but safely spending time in the sun requires high-quality skincare,” mentions Alicia Hauslauer, a physician assistant at Poole Dermatology, a Sanova Continue reading

How Photofacials May Help Rid You of Acne!

Looking for an effective and non-invasive treatment for acne with minimal side effects? Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy could be your solution! IPL, Intense Pulsed Light, has been used for years as a cosmetic treatment for sun damage and other skin discoloration issues. “It essentially uses heat to minimize or eliminate unwanted skin pigmentation, resulting in improved skin tone and Continue reading

How A Stellar Skincare Routine Is The Key To Glowing, Healthy Skin!

In today’s world of lasers, peels and chemical treatments you may think that having a good skincare routine isn’t important, but nothing could be further from the truth. When you have a good skincare regime in place you will benefit even more from procedures in your dermatologist’s office. Learn how to institute a stellar skincare regime and reap the benefits Continue reading

3 Tips To Get Your Teen To Use Sunscreen!

We may have only recently welcomed the new year, but Spring and Summer will be here before we know it! With beach days, barbeques, and outdoor sports filling our children’s thoughts and calendars, it is definitely time to start thinking about your sun-safe action plan to combat the harmful effects of UV rays. According to the American Cancer Society, the Continue reading

New Year, New Skincare?

We hear a lot of mixed messages when it comes to skincare. “If it doesn’t make you break out, keep using it!” some people say. Others think you should switch it up every once in a while. Well, which is it? How often should you switch up your skincare routine? The answer is a bit more complicated than a lot Continue reading

5 Ways To Treat Skin Discoloration

“Men and women of all ages face skin discoloration issues,” shares Jennifer Jordan, a physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Some can cause physical discomfort while others are simply aesthetically unpleasing. Either way, fighting pigmentation is usually on the sufferer’s agenda. Let’s talk about conditions that cause skin discoloration and ways to deal with them. Why Does Skin Continue reading

3 Things You Need To Know About A Photofacial!

There is no denying that sunshine brings tons of happiness to so many of us, but we also cannot escape the damage which comes from too much sun exposure. “While we know how important it is to wear sunblock and use preventative means such as sunglasses and hats, years and years of sun exposure can bring unpleasant long-term effects to Continue reading

4 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedures

As we grow older, our skin changes in a number of ways. “While many of us note changes like volume loss, fine lines, and even discoloration and age spots, the skin around our eyes change in quite distinct ways,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. Due to a loss in elasticity, eyelid skin can sag Continue reading

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