Post Procedure

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

Is it Safe for Microneedling to be Performed After a Dermal Filler?

If you’ve spent time looking into aesthetic treatments and ways to rejuvenate your skin, you know that there are endless options available. Dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, is a great option when looking to restore youthful fullness to the face. But, what can you pair with this treatment to help with natural collagen production, while addressing texture and tone? Micro-needling can be Continue reading

Which Supplements Should be Avoided Before Surgery or Cosmetic Procedures?

Do you know which supplements should be avoided before surgery or cosmetic procedures? We all know we need to tell our doctors about the prescriptions we’re taking, and even the over-the-counter drugs we’re on. But how often do you consider the potential risks supplements have to the safety of a medical procedure? “It’s a little ironic,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified Continue reading

4 Ways Exercise After Botox Can Effect Results

If you’re a gym regular or even the occasional weekend warrior, you might be wondering if exercise after Botox effects results. “We typically advise patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after receiving cosmetic Botox,” says Dr Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. Here are 4 things to consider before your appointment. 1) During the Continue reading

Aftercare For Juvederm Voluma Treatment

Bring back your cheeks! Juvederm Voluma is regarded as one of the best go to’s for mid face rejuvenation. This robust dermal filler can restore volume and provide a pick me up for hollows and gravity impaired cheeks.  The results are impressive and a more youthful appearance can be seen immediately after the procedure. “Finding an experienced and skilled injector Continue reading

More Stitches Than Expected After Mohs Surgery?

Just A Couple Stitches Mohs micrographic surgery is a unique technique for removing cancerous growths like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma from the skin while sparing the maximum amount of healthy tissue. The skin is typically sutured together to repair the wound or ‘defect’ left by this surgical procedure. “Patients are often surprised by the number of stitches 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

Why Do I Need Sun Protection After Chemical Peels and Laser?

If you’ve just had a procedure such as a chemical peel or laser treatment, it’s natural to ask: how can I best protect my skin and optimize healing in the post-procedure period? The answer is important. You want and need to use sunscreen in order to continue to protect your skin. What can a Chemical Peel or Laser Treatment do 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

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For The Skin?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has become a staple in cosmetic and skin care products. This water-soluble agent  is known for its ability to restore moisture, and is treasured by those looking to retain the supple appearance and texture in their skin, as well as restoring volume and rejuvenating their look. What Is Hyaluronic Acid? “Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant naturally found Continue reading

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