Skin Lesions

How Quickly Can Skin Cancer Grow?

When doctors talk about skin cancer, they often reiterate the point that it’s important to catch any potential issues early in order to have the best chance of recovery. But exactly how quickly can skin cancer grow? Is it safe to wait a week after noticing something strange on your skin? How long should you wait before deciding that a Continue reading

How To Amplify & Protect The Results Of Your IPL Treatment!

Fotofacials utilize laser technology to draw sun-damaged skin cells to the surface and out of the skin. This can be done in as little as one treatment and many notice a significant result after treatment. Is there anything that you can do to both amplify and protect the results of your IPL treatment? Chemical Peels After successfully completing your IPL Continue reading

Hives: Symptoms & Treatment

“Hives – itchy red welts that seem to come out of nowhere – affect 20% of people at some time in their lives,” reports Dr. Kellie Reed, a board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Why do hives appear and what can you do about them? Dr. Reed explains more below. Symptoms Hives (also called urticaria) are raised pink or red swellings on the Continue reading

FDA Approves Eskata for Treatment of Seborrheic Keratosis

  “Warts, age spots, barnacles – I’ve heard people call them just about everything,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer specialist at Sanova Dermatology – North Austin in Austin, Texas. “Often patients come in concerned about a new growth and worried it could be skin cancer,” explains Dr. Mamelak. Seborrheic keratosis are actually warty, grey or pigmented and usually scaly growths Continue reading

Eczema vs. Squamous Cell Carcinoma: How Can You Tell The Difference?

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of children and adults. It causes redness, dryness and flaking on the skin, as well as irritation and itching. Eczema ranges from mild to severe, can come and go and be seasonal or constant. Some people have eczema from an early age and outgrow it, others will deal with it throughout Continue reading

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

There are many different types of skin cancer, but basal cell carcinoma is the most common and most easily treatable. Basal cell carcinoma tends to occur on exposed parts of the body, usually appearing as a small growth on the face, where you tend to get the most sun. “While it rarely spreads to other areas, it’s still important to be on Continue reading

Skin Tags: What Are They and Should I Worry?

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a small, soft, round growth of skin that stands apart from the rest of your skin. “It’s often not bigger than a few millimeters, but it can grow up to half an inch,” explains Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Once it’s grown, it usually doesn’t change shape Continue reading

When Should Birthmarks Be Removed?

Birthmarks are a common occurrence. Most commonly, a concentration of extra pigment or blood vessels causes a noticeable mark on a newborn’s skin. “There are many ways these marks can present, including moles, port wine stains and hemangiomas, as well as café-au-lait spots,” shares Emily Johnston, physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. While birthmarks are typically harmless, small, and easy to live with, Continue reading

Siliq is now approved for the treatment of Psoriasis. Is this right for me?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting 7.5 million people in the United States. “It’s classified as an autoimmune disorder, meaning the bodies own immune system is creating an inflammatory response to itself,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. The severity of the condition can vary and affect activities of daily living even in mild forms. Continue reading

Suture Granuloma: New Bump On An Incision Line

Abnormal skin growths – lumps, ridges, or other seemingly random growths on or below the surface of the skin – can be very concerning. This is especially true if they come up at the site of a previously treated skin cancer. However, not all of these growths are worrisome. A suture granuloma, for example, can normally be found on or Continue reading

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