Pigment Disorder

How Azelaic Acid Benefits Our Skin

What is Azelaic Acid? Azelaic acid is an organic compound that is naturally produced by a type of yeast found normally on our skin. “This compound is used to treat acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation disorders such as melasma,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. in Austin, Texas. “It has several effects on our skin Continue reading

All About SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel

What is it? “SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is a facial peel from SkinCeuticals which is designed for the treatment of various skin conditions,” explains Emily Johnston, certified dermatology physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. It is a chemical, professional grade peel which works in the lowest layer of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration while also evening 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 Are The Best Treatments For Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis is a skin condition that is characterized by dark, warty growths that can resemble moles. The growths can cause some concern because they can look like and often be mistaken for skin cancer. “The good news is that Seborrheic Keratosis is not and never will be cancerous,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and skin cancer Continue reading

Is The Black Streak On My Nail Dangerous?

What is Longitudinal Melanonychia? “Longitudinal Melanonychia is the medical term for a dark, hyperpigmented streak that appears on a nail,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and skin cancer specialist at Sanova Dermatology. “Basically, it represents an accumulation of melanin pigment in the cells in the nail beds. As the hard nail plate grows, it picks up this Continue reading

How Do You Lighten Dark Spots Left After Waxing?

You just spent time and money getting a wax done but instead of smooth skin for your pain, you end up with dark spots. What happened and how do you lighten dark spots left after waxing? First of all, let’s clear something up. Waxing doesn’t necessarily cause dark spots. Waxing exfoliates the top layer of skin and makes the skin more sensitive Continue reading

What Therapies are Available to Treat Dark Elbows and Knees?

If you suffer from darkness on your elbows and knees, summertime can be your least favorite season. Especially because at this time of year, short sleeves and pants are the outfit of choice. So you may ask yourself, what therapies are available to treat dark elbows and knees? “The reason many patients have dark elbows and knees is due to a Continue reading

Tighten & Brighten with Neocutis Nouvelle & Perle

Creating a strong skin care routine can be one of the best ways to combat the creation of fine lines, wrinkles, and age-related skin changes. “Fine lines and darks spots often go hand-in-hand,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. “Patients seeking for effective skin care are often looking for therapies that brighten Continue reading

How to Know When Redness, Spots, and Discoloration is Pityriasis Alba

  Skin can change its color and appearance for a number of reasons. When the skin develops red, scaly patches that leave the skin a lighter color, that condition could be pityriasis alba. “Pityriasis alba is actually a relatively common and benign condition that can usually be addressed with relatively straightforward measures,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Continue reading

Nevus Spilus: What You Should Know

If you have a tan patch on your skin with several smaller spots inside of it, you may have a birthmark known as Nevus Spilus. This speckled multicolored skin lesion is relatively common, and occur from infancy into adulthood. If you are diagnosed with it, you should know and understand what to do next. “Multicolored moles is one of the signs Continue reading

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