Cuts & Wounds

Suture Granuloma: New Bump On An Incision Line

Abnormal skin growths – lumps, ridges, or other seemingly random growths on or below the surface of the skin – can be very concerning. This is especially true if they come up at the site of a previously treated skin cancer. However, not all of these growths are worrisome. A suture granuloma, for example, can normally be found on or Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a non-contagious inflammatory skin disease that can cause large, painful ulcers if not treated. “The first sign of pyoderma gangrenosum is normally a small, red bump similar to a spider bite,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. The bump can break down and develop into an open lesion within a few days. The lesions Continue reading

Silagen | Scar Refinement System

One of the first questions many patients ask when inquiring about a surgical procedure is “Will it leave a scar?” “Unfortunately, there’s no way to cut the skin without leaving a scar,” says  Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “However, using advanced reconstructive surgery and cosmetic techniques, as well as maximizing the skin’s healing in Continue reading

What is Impetigo?

What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection which spreads after entering the skin through a cut or scrape. It is most common in children aged 2-to-6 years. Patients with eczema or itchy skin can often develop impetigo from scratching their skin. Children who play contact sports such as wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of their age. What Does Continue reading

Learn How A Dermatologist Can Help You!

Too often, people suffer from common problems such as acne, hair issues, or issues with their nails. But more often than you think, the solution is actually easier than you think. Keep reading to learn how a Dermatologist can help you. A dermatologist is a doctor whose expertise is in the field of skin, hair, and nails. These professionals can treat a wide Continue reading

Razor Bumps: Why Shaving Technique is Key to Avoiding Skin Irritation of Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

Men who shave with a blade know the risks of irritating the skin. But even careful shaving runs the risk of causing more serious “razor bumps” – a condition in which the curved hairs grow back into the skin and cause a reaction, such as inflammation. “The medical term for the condition is pseudofolliculitis barbae,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board Continue reading

Top Five Early Warning Signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that can resemble non-cancerous skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis. There are approximately 2.8 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, and it occurs most often on areas of the body which are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face and arms. Reddish or Irritated Patches “This is Continue reading

Understanding Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars

Scarring after surgery or trauma to the skin can be a major patient concern. “We’ve developed medical and surgical techniques, as well as post-procedure treatments that can really minimize scarring while optimizing cosmetic outcomes,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “What patients need to recognize is that not all scars Continue reading

Top 6 Mimickers of Skin Cancer

Despite the increases in public awareness and education about protecting our skin, patients are often surprised when they are told they have skin cancer. “In many cases, patients have long-standing changes in their skin that they believe are benign lesions,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in Austin, Texas. “These imitators can continue to grow and Continue reading

The Surgical Dog Ear | Why Isn’t My Scar Flat After Skin Surgery?

A dogear is a redundancy in the skin that can occur when the skin is stitched together. It has also been called a standing cone, pucker or pleat in the skin and can arise when wounds are repaired after Mohs surgery, excisions or other skin surgeries. “Despite proper healing, having no complications in the post-op period, a dog ear can Continue reading

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