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Accutane: The Top 5 Tips to Care for Your Skin

When you have acne that has not responded well to other treatments, your dermatologist may choose to prescribe Accutane. This medication is used to treat severe acne to clear the breakouts and reduce the associated risks of scarring. Accutane works by decreasing oil production. When you are taking Accutane, there are several things you should be aware of to take Continue reading

What You Need To Know Before Using Topical Antibiotics To Treat Your Acne

For sufferers of severe acne, relief often proves elusive. They try topical treatments, oral treatments, and follow a regulated diet, but nothing seems to clear their embarrassing and painful acne. “One common treatment option for sufferers of severe acne is a topical antibiotic,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. But many patients ask: While Continue reading

What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

Does your skin breakout when you come in contact with certain plants or chemicals? If so, you might have allergic contact dermatitis. The most common allergens that can cause contact dermatitis are plants such as poison ivy, oak, and sumac. But this disease is by no means restricted to gardeners, golfers and outdoors man. Allergic contact dermatitis Allergic contact dermatitis is an Continue reading

What Are the Different Types/Brands of Hyaluronidase Used to Remove Dermal Fillers?

Cosmetic procedures are designed to make us feel better about ourselves. But what happens if you have an undesirable outcome? In dermatology and cosmetic practices, hyaluronidases are injectable medications used to correct the misapplication of dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid. They are a naturally occurring enzyme found in the body and are commonly referred to as reversal agents of dermal Continue reading

Dermal Fillers: When to use Hyaluronidase

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that causes the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. In the medical arena, it is used to increase absorption of fluids or medicines injected into your skin. However, in the past years, hyaluronidase has found a place in cosmetic medicine. “In a sense, some patients consider hyaluronidase as an antidote,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified Cosmetic Dermatologist. “Specifically in Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Triclosan Containing Skin Care Products

What Is Triclosan? Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that is commonly found in personal care products. “Basically,  it’s a soap,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “It was first used in hospital cleansers decades ago. People began to recognize how effective it was as an antimicrobial agent, and started adding it to Continue reading

Can Viagra Give Rise To Melanoma?

Touchy Subject In 2011, medical researchers reported that by inhibiting the PDE5 cellular pathway, melanoma cells could better invade and spread through the body. While investigators concluded that this could be a mechanism that contributes to melanoma’s virulence and aggressive behavior, there was another, potentially larger concern. PDE5 is the same pathway that drugs taken for erectile dysfunction (ED) inhibit Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Accutane & Pregnancy

There are many things to consider before you decide to pursue Accutane treatment for Acne. Family planning is a significant consideration and female patients wanting to have a baby in the near future, or who are currently pregnant, should understand one of the primary risks of isotretinoin therapy. Do I need to Use Birth Control While on Accutane? “Accutane treatment Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Isotretinoin Common Side Effects

Accutane (isotretinoin) leads to a significant clearing and improvement of acne breakouts in a majority of patients. However, this medication has also been associated with some side effects that can directly effect how well a course of treatment is tolerated. Here is little more insight on what to expect while on Accutane therapy. What Common Side Effects Can Occur While Continue reading

Top 10 Triggers That Exacerbate Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by easy flushing, facial redness, broken blood vessels or telangiectasias on the skin. In some types of rosacea, acne-like bumps, irritation of the eyes, and even enlarged oil glands can also be present. Patients with rosacea also complain of exquisitely sensitive skin with frequent burning or stinging in the affected areas. “It’s an Continue reading

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