Skin Pigmentation

What Are My Treatment Options For Acne Scarring?

Acne scars can seem unfair—if the pimples weren’t bad enough, the scars can persist to serve as a reminder. However, there are a variety of different therapies available for acne scar sufferers to treat their skin. A trip to the dermatologist is a great way to begin exploring these options and to discover which treatment is right for you. Clinical Options Continue reading

Understanding Common Skin Concerns of Asian Patients

Regardless of where you live, your heritage has shaped a great deal of what your skin will do. For example, many people with Asian heritage may come to find that they tend to experience very common skin problems. Here are a few common skin complaints Asian patients report, designed to you better understand how to take care of your skin. Oily Continue reading

Dermal Melasma: A Common Condition with Many Treatment Options

Are you one of the estimated six million women in America who suffer from patches of blotchy skin on your face, neck, or jawline? If so, you may have a condition known as melasma. “Melasma is generally considered a cosmetic skin condition in which the melanocytes, or pigment generating cells in the skin, produce excess melanin,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin. The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, Continue reading

What is Alpha Hydroxy Acid?

What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)? Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a class of compounds which can either be synthetic or naturally occurring. Due to their abundance, safety and effects on the skin, they are commonly used in a variety of skin care products and treatments. What are the Different AHAs? AHA refers to a family of compounds derived 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 Can Retin-A do for Your Skin?

It seems that every time you open one of those glossy fashion and beauty magazines, somebody is preaching about the miraculous anti-aging benefits of their “revolutionary” topical treatment, whether it’s a moisturizer, a serum, or a so-called beauty balm. Maybe it’s time to start looking in a different direction. Make an appointment with one of our dermatologists and ask if Continue reading

What are the Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis?

If you’re over 40 and notice a dry, rough, scaly patch of pink, red or brown skin it could be actinic keratosis. These rough scaly patches are the result of past sun exposure, and can often take years to develop. A percentage of these skin lesions can become cancerous. So They Only Affect Middle-Aged or Older People? “Although they’re most Continue reading

Explaining Fixed Drug Eruptions

A fixed drug eruption (or ‘fixed drug reaction’) is essentially an allergic reaction to an oral medication. “Most rashes associated with adverse drug reactions can be diffuse, or migrate across the skin and can  have systemic symptoms,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “These reactions are called ‘fixed’ because they occur at a specific location on Continue reading

How IPL Can Help You Win The Fight Against Acne

Do you suffer from persistent acne or embarrassing acne scars? If you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with these issues, your dermatologist has an exciting treatment option that can stop current acne breakouts as well as reducing or eliminating scars caused by past acne. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe, effective treatment that can clear up Continue reading

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