Acne Scars

What Is A Vampire Facial?

A Vampire Facial is a procedure that uses a combination of microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The Vampire Facial is essentially a regenerative therapy which uses growth factors in the patient’s own blood. These growth factors are administered to the skin when the patient is having a micro-needling ‘facial’. “Micro-perforations created in the patient’s skin allow the PRP to Continue reading

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology –  North Austin in Austin, Texas. This procedure can provide many benefits when Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

What Are My Treatment Options For Acne Scarring?

Acne scars can seem unfair—if the pimples weren’t bad enough, the scars can persist to serve as a reminder. However, there are a variety of different therapies available for acne scar sufferers to treat their skin. A trip to the dermatologist is a great way to begin exploring these options and to discover which treatment is right for you. Clinical Options 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

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

Should You Try Microneedling For Rejuvenation?

Rejuvenate literally means “to make young again”. While eighteen again might be a stretch, a number of treatments can restore your skin to a more youthful state. One of these techniques, microneedling for skin rejuvenation, has gained popularity in recent years. “You probably have seen articles about it in beauty magazines and online,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Continue reading

Juvederm Vollure

If you’ve ever looked into skin rejuvenation products in the past, you’ve likely heard of Allergan’s ‘Juvederm’ brand before. Allergan is now further expanding their line with the introduction of Juvederm Vollure. Know as Volift in Canada and Europe, this advanced dermal filler is designed to give a long-lasting, natural-looking result. The product improves on Juvederm’s older labels and compliments its Continue reading

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