Cosmetic Dermatology

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

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

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

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

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin. The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, Continue reading

How Long Does Juvederm Take to “Set”?

Juvederm is one of the best-known dermal fillers available today. The product is widely used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, smoothing them out and helping patients regain their confidence along with a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm often take a bit to set after the initial injection, allowing for small corrections to be made to the results before Continue reading

A History of Sunscreen

We all know the importance of sunscreen for defense against skin cancer, but how did this miraculous creation come about? “There’s actually some very interesting history here,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas, “complete with mountain climbing, skin care gurus, warfare strategies, not to mention a little chemistry.” In the early 1930s, Continue reading

Does Coolsculpting Work on The Thighs?

Coolsculpting is a revolutionary technique that allows people to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat without invasive procedures like liposuction. For many people, this procedure succeeds where diet and exercise fall flat. Some people struggle with fat in certain areas of the body that just won’t go away. “Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical method that involves freezing the fat in Continue reading

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