Scar Revision

Microneedling vs. Fractionated Laser Resurfacing: How Do They Compare?

As we grow older, our body’s collagen levels begin to decrease and our skin loses elasticity and plumpness, leaving us prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging. There are several dermatological procedures available that can help restore a youthful, healthy appearance, whether by tightening skin, diminishing lines, balancing discoloration, or lightening scars. Two of these highly effective procedures are micro-needling Continue reading

Can I do chemical peels or laser after Accutane/Isotretinoin? If so, when?

Now that you’ve started your Accutane acne treatment and your breakouts have ceased, you may be wondering what can be done for the scarring and residual skin discoloration that is left behind? Many patients who have used Accutane, or Isotretinoin, for acne treatment, know all too well the embarrassment and frustration had from years of ineffective treatments. “The relief and optimism Continue reading

Elos Sublative Skin Resurfacing

Acne scarring, uneven skin texture, fine lines and enlarged pores are some of the greatest aesthetic concerns when it comes to the skin and appearance. One state of the art technologies designed to address these issues by providing effective skin resurfacing and rejuvenation is the  Elos Plus platform, which includes the non-surgical Sublative Skin Resurfacing treatment. The Technology The Sublative treatment Continue reading

Can Stretched Earlobes Return to Normal?

So, you have decided the stretched earlobes, that were once so much apart of your personal identity, are no longer who you are. You want your old ears back, but will those large holes ever close? Can stretched earlobes return to normal? A Real Earful Earlobe stretching (often referred to as gauging) is a trend that is popular with young people. “A Continue reading

Understanding Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars

Scarring after surgery or trauma to the skin can be a major patient concern. “We’ve developed medical and surgical techniques, as well as post-procedure treatments that can really minimize scarring while optimizing cosmetic outcomes,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “What patients need to recognize is that not all scars 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

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

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Acne is extremely common, especially amongst adolescents and young adults. With inflammatory acne lesions, or if you tend to pick at your blemishes and bumps, scars can be created in the skin. Some acne scar can be permanent, but thankfully, a number of new treatments have been developed specifically to address these marks. Micro-needling, the revolutionary treatment that uses the body’s own Continue reading

What To Expect During Your Micro-Needling Procedure

Are you still not sure what exactly micro-needling does to the skin? Micro-needling is a great option when looking to restore elasticity to the skin and improve complexion. Whether it be acne scarring, skin laxity, or unwanted lines and wrinkles,the collagen boosting effects of micro-needling can be just what you need! Micro-needling uses tiny acupuncture-like needles to create miniature perforations in Continue reading

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