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3 Minimally Invasive Ways To Treat Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease characterized by red, itchy patches on the body caused by inflammation and increased skin turnover leading to a buildup of extra layers of skin cells. Over 7 million Americans live with continuous pain and discomfort from psoriasis. “Treatments for psoriasis have evolved over the years, as dermatologists and patients alike seek to control outbreaks and reduce Continue reading

Top Skin Care Blogs of 2016!

With each new year comes a tidal wave of new information about medical dermatology and cosmetic skin treatment. Throughout the year,  Sanova Dermatology  has shared the latest and greatest trends and procedures. Here are the top blogs from 2016 that YOU found to be the most exciting and interesting for this year in skin! 8. Juvederm Volbella vs. Restylane Silk  Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between IPL and Laser Therapy for Skin Treatments?

When you are looking for different skin treatments, you may come across a wide variety of solutions. It’s important to understand which one to use. So what’s the difference between IPL and Laser therapy for skin treatments? What is IPL? IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is used for a variety of treatments. For example, an IPL can be used for hair Continue reading

Pustular Psoriasis: What You Should Know!

While many people understand psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by thick scaly plaques on the skin, the disease can actually manifest itself in a number of different forms. Pustular psoriasis, for example, is a chronic inflammatory condition that appears on the skin as blisters of noninfectious pus surrounded by red skin. “The appearance is quite different than the pink, Continue reading

Plaque Psorasis: Understanding the Disease and the Treatment Options

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by the appearance of patches of thick, red, and dry skin. While the disease shows itself on the surface of the skin, its origins are tied to the immune system. “Faulty signals from the immune system tell skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in new skin cells forming in days rather than Continue reading

What is a Photofacial Treatment?

What exactly is a Photofacial? Questions about photofacials, or fotofacials, are frequently asked by patients new to the world of lasers and light-based technology. “Photofacials are a great way to improve skin tone and even out discoloration on the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. During these treatments, the patient comfortably Continue reading

Can Laser and Dermal Filler Treatments Be Combined?

“Facial rejuvenation often involves combining treatments like Botox and Juvederm, to relax wrinkles and restore volume to the skin, with chemical peels or laser for skin resurfacing,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, cosmetic dermatologist and skin care expert in Austin, Texas. The thought of combining both dermal filler and laser treatment to help improve the look of skin is a common Continue reading

V-Beam Pulse Dyes Laser Treats Red Veins Around the Nose

If you have really visible red veins around your nose and want to be rid of them, you should consider a V-Beam pulse dye laser treatment. “Broken blood vessels are common on the face, especially around the nose and nasal creases,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, skin care and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. These prominent blood vessels, or telangiectasias as Continue reading

The 5 Best Blogs of 2015

The end of the year is often a time to reflect on all the great experiences and things we’ve learned over the past 12 months. Sanova Dermatology is no different. We are also looking back at 2015 with reverence, and wanted to share some of the blogs that patients felt were the most interesting and informative! In New Year’s fashion, Continue reading

How Can V-Beam Laser Improve My Scar After Mohs Surgery?

Scarring can be a major concern after any kind of surgery. “While Mohs surgery gives patients the comfort in knowing there is less than 1% chance of their skin cancer ever returning, they still have to contend with the scar that might be left behind after their surgery,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic Continue reading

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