Rosacea

5 Ways VBeam Laser Treatments Will Improve Your Skin

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ you have, and taking proper care of it is vital for preservation. But with aging, ultraviolet light (sun), and living a certain lifestyle, doing what is right by your skin is sometimes easier said than done. At Sanova Dermatology we understand the dynamics of different skin types. We pride ourselves on Continue reading

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

What Traits Does Your Skin Have? How to Identify Your Skin Type

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basic skin “types” — oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal — but may still be a bit confused about how to characterize our own skin. The easiest place to start is by asking yourself “What traits does my skin have?”. “Making a list of your skin’s characteristics will help you Continue reading

How Do Lasers Target and Treat the Skin?

Hair removal, acne scars, broken blood vessels, unwanted tattoos. Nowadays, it seems just about everything can be treated with a laser. “Laser therapy for skin conditions is actually a scientifically complex procedure,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas.”In general, the specific wavelength of light produced by the laser targets different chromophores in the Continue reading

How is Rosacea Treated?

The first step in managing rosacea is to avoid common triggers such as sun exposure, hot enclosed environments, and foods or beverages that are known to cause the condition to flare up. However, there are also proactive steps you can take to keep your symptoms at bay and reduce redness, bumps, irritation, thickened skin, or dry eye. At Sanova Dermatology, Continue reading

What Causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is frequently linked with prolonged sun exposure or sun damage. Blocking excessive sunlight with protective clothing or sunscreen can keep the condition from becoming exacerbated. However, not all of the triggers for rosacea are related to the sun. For example, hot beverages, spicy foods, red wine, caffeine, and certain medications have all been known to make patients who suffer Continue reading

Do I Have Rosacea?

Rosacea is a persistent condition that is typically characterized by reddened facial skin (erythema). In most cases, the tiny blood vessels found in the nose or the cheeks are visible, may appear broken (telangiectasia), and may be accompanied by small red bumps that appear similar to acne. These areas of the skin may be tender or warm to the touch. Continue reading

Is Perioral Dermatitis Causing the Breakouts and Rashes Around My Mouth?

Perioral Dermatitis (also called periorifical dermatitis) is a common skin rash mainly affecting younger women. It is most commonly seen between the ages of 19 and 40. It can also be found in men, children, and the elderly, though with less frequency. With this condition, the skin near the mouth is the area most often affected, with a possible spread to the nose, 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

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

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