5 Questions You May Have About Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift and tighten skin and minimize lines and wrinkles of the brow, neck, chin, and chest. The procedure uses focused ultrasound energy, targeting multiple levels of tissue beneath the skin and promoting new collagen production. Lasers and fillers are not involved in the procedure. It is the only non-invasive 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

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology –  North Austin in Austin, Texas. This procedure can provide many benefits when Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

Fat Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Fat always seems to get a bad rap. Fat, sometimes referred to as lipids, however, are essential to the health of our skin. In fact, new research is showing that fat in our diets is not as bad as we have been led to believe for the last several decades. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fats Continue reading

How Does Platelet-Rich Protein Rejuvenate Hair and Skin?

There are many options when looking to smooth and restore the skin, but what if you could naturally boost your collagen production and reveal a more youthful appearance? What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? “Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments use a patient’s own blood plasma for a variety of procedures, ranging from treating conditions like arthritis and easing muscle strain to smoothing out Continue reading

Effective Sun Protection: Sunscreen or UPF Clothing?

With the increasing risk of skin cancer, everyone needs protection from the sun. But what is the best way to stay safe outdoors? What SPF and UPF Mean.  Both SPF and UPF are measures of sun protection. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) reflects the amount of time it takes for sun-exposed skin to turn red. For example, if your skin normally starts to burn after 20 minutes Continue reading

Are Sweat and Eczema Connected?

If you have eczema, learning how to manage your symptoms on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Although there are many things you can do to control your eczema flare ups, there are certain times that they simply can’t be avoided. Now in the summer months, you may wonder if heat and sweating can impact your skin condition. Does Sweat 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

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