Pigment Disorder

How To Prepare Your Skin For A Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a simple and quick way to refresh the skin. Whether it’s a big event or a daily glow, is important to prepare your skin properly in order to receive full benefits from your peel, as well as avoiding any unwanted side effects. Exfoliate No More Chemical peels are a form of chemical exfoliation, which stimulates your skin 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

Makeup for Problematic Skin

Selecting the right products for your skin can be challenging. Many ingredients found in cosmetics and skin care can trigger acne and other skin issues. When selecting your makeup, consider it an extension of your skin care regimen. I often ask: how can this product benefit my skin, and provide nutrients to keep it clear and bright? Traditional Makeup Clogged Continue reading

When Will I Notice The Results From My IPL Treatment?

Sun-damage has a number of manifestations on the skin, including brown and red spots. These can accumulate over years of sun exposure and tanning, and lead to patches of discoloration on the face and body. Over time, many patients begin to lament their fun in the sun, and those pigmented marks left on their face, shoulders, and body. Modern technology however, Continue reading

What Is A Skin Biopsy?

Like other physicians, dermatologists rely on medical history and physical exam to diagnose a patient’s skin condition. When a patient’s skin problem isn’t straightforward, an additional work up is required. “Acne, eczema, psoriasis are all pretty common conditions,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “However, in cases where a patient’s rash has an unusual distribution, where Continue reading

Is The Topical Skin Lightening Agent Hydroquinine Safe?

Topical hydroquinone has been used for over 50 years to lighten dark areas on the skin such as age spots and melasma. “In some senses, Hydroquinine has become a standard for treating acne scars, hyperpigmentation and dyspigmentation on the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. “Whether used alone or in Continue reading

What Is Sun Damage?

Dermatologists and skin care experts often use the term “Sun Damage”, but what does it truly mean? Well… It takes a little bit of explaining to truly understand the full scope of sun damage. Sun Damage represents a spectrum changes observed on the skin that directly results from exposure and overexposure to sun and UV light. The effects of this exposure Continue reading

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin disease well known for the depigmentation and “bleached out” patches it causes on the skin. The consequences of this condition  can vary from a small fleck of white discoloration, to large portions of the face, limbs or trunk losing its color. Treatment of this condition with topical therapies has shown to be effective, however can be Continue reading

Furthering Research in Dermatology for Skin of Color

In recent years, studies in the field of Dermatology relating to skin of color have been more and more frequent. “Previously, doctors left to extrapolate what would and what not work for darker skin types,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin Texas. “Medical decision making was based primarily on studies composed on Caucasian subjects.” While this ‘best guess’ Continue reading

IPL Fotofacials for Removal of Dark Spots

We often grow accustomed to the minor pigmentation flaws that appear on our skin, whether it be age spots or sun-spots. There tends to not be any way to change these, so why bother worrying? Contrary to this belief, there is a way to treat and lessen the visible effects or remove these spots on the skin. Intense Pulsed Light Continue reading

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