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What You Need To Know Before Using Topical Antibiotics To Treat Your Acne

For sufferers of severe acne, relief often proves elusive. They try topical treatments, oral treatments, and follow a regulated diet, but nothing seems to clear their embarrassing and painful acne. “One common treatment option for sufferers of severe acne is a topical antibiotic,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. But many patients ask: While Continue reading

What Changes in the Pilosebaceous Unit Lead to Acne?

We’ve heard about all the contributors: diet, stress, hormones. Even outside variables, like touching the skin too much, transferring bacteria and pollution can also contribute to acne. But all of these factors really effect one underlying structure in your skin that leads to the development of acne. The Pilosebaceous Unit “At its core, acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit Continue reading

What Traits Does Your Skin Have? How to Identify Your Skin Type

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basic skin “types” — oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal — but may still be a bit confused about how to characterize our own skin. The easiest place to start is by asking yourself “What traits does my skin have?”. “Making a list of your skin’s characteristics will help you Continue reading

Plaque Psorasis: Understanding the Disease and the Treatment Options

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by the appearance of patches of thick, red, and dry skin. While the disease shows itself on the surface of the skin, its origins are tied to the immune system. “Faulty signals from the immune system tell skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in new skin cells forming in days rather than Continue reading

5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For A Job Interview

Hunting for a new job can be overwhelming, not to mention the stressful interview process. From what to wear and what to say, the last thing that you want to worry about is your skin! Here are some tips from Sanova Dermatology to help prepare your skin for your big day. 1. Taming Troubled Skin Acne is not something you Continue reading

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Widening Parts “Hair loss is an emotional subject for many of my patients,” states Emily Johnston, dermatology certified-physician assistant in Austin, Texas.  A large part of determining the cause of hair loss is obtaining a good history.  “It is helpful to discuss past medical problems, family history, and any major life changes,” says Emily. “Each of these can have a 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

What Are Common Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition that causes flaking, white or yellowed scaling, and red or irritated skin in areas such as the scalp, eyebrows, beard area, chest and groin. Although this can range from mild flaking and dandruff to more severe eczema skin rashes, the skin irritation can be a consistent cause of stress in many. What Are The Continue reading

Celebrities with Psoriasis: 5 Celebrities Dealing With The Skin Condition

Psoriasis affects millions of people. In fact, some research suggests that it affects nearly 7.5 millions Americans. So if you suffer from this skin condition, rest assured that you’re not alone – celebrities with Psoriasis must deal with the daily struggles as well. “Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to build up,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Continue reading

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