Scarring

Microneedling Treatment and How it Works to Diminish Acne Scars

Skin treatments can help clear acne, but when blemishes go away their effects can still be visible. Craters and scars sometimes mark the spots where pimples appeared on the skin. “There are a number of ways to reduce the visibility of these scars with simple procedures that promotes the growth of new cells in scarred skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, Continue reading

How are Scarring and Non-Scarring Hair Loss Different?

Hair loss is all too common a concern. For men and women alike, hair loss can be an indication of a health problem, a side effect of a medical treatment or medication, or something we consider genetically programmed and part of the natural aging process. Regardless of the reasons, hair loss is much more than an aesthetic concern. As such, there Continue reading

Is ELOS Sublative Safe for Skin Resurfacing?

ELOS Sublative is a skin treatment designed to yield maximum results with minimal invasion or discomfort. The treatment has been shown to be safe and effective on all skin types for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and other skin irregularities with nearly no downtime and minimal side effects when compared to other, similar procedures. Risks “While thoroughpre-op Continue reading

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

How ELOS Sublative Helps Rejuvenate Skin

Skin rejuvenation is one of the hottest topics in skin care and aesthetic medicine. It seems like almost everyone wants those lines and spots gone. But how can ELOS Sublative Rejuvenation help? “ELOS Sublative is a focused treatment designed to bypass the upper layers of the skin and work directly on the collagen underneath, refining the surface of the skin from the Continue reading

How Can Pulse Dye Laser Improve Surgical and Hypertrophic Scars?

Scars are a part of life. Whether you got a scar from when you fell off your bike when you were a child, or as a reminder from a past surgery, you likely have at least one. “However, not all scars are the same,” mentions Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. For some people, a scar is a Continue reading

Mohs Surgery – Withstanding the Test of Time

What is it Mohs Surgery? Mohs surgery has been around since the 1930s. Even with all of the incredible advancements we have experienced in the decades since then, Mohs is still considered the most effective treatment for both squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas. The success rate for this procedure is about 99%. That’s not too shabby. It also has Continue reading

Sublative Skin Resurfacing For Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a common cosmetic concern discussed in the dermatology clinic. When will they fade? How can I get rid of them? Is there a cream that can help? All good questions, but a great answer for those looking to treat stretch marks and rejuvenate their skin could be Sublative Skin Resurfacing. What Causes Stretch Continue reading

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

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