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What Is Botox & How Is It Used?

Botox is the brand name given to a drug derived from botulinum toxin. It’s a protein which is widely used in medicine, cosmetics, and research. The protein is considered to be safe in controlled conditions and can be carefully injected into the body at specific areas based on the issue it is being used to treat. “I don’t like the term ‘toxin.’ Continue reading

5 Reasons Why CoolSculpting Is So ‘Hot’ Right Now

Did you know that the average American gains 30 pounds from ages 20 to 50, even though people don’t usually eat more food during this period? The deck is stacked against women even more because when they reach perimenopause and/or menopause they may gain weight due to hormone changes. Particularly weight gain around the waistline is common because low estrogen Continue reading

What Is A Dermatology Clinical Trial?

Dermatology Clinical Trials are coordinated studies that assist in the advancements of medicine and skin therapy within the dermatology industry. This type of clinical research provides dermatology professionals with data-based results, which manifest into evidence based medicine. With the various types of skin conditions affecting the quality of life of millions, clinical studies allow participants to be proactive when it Continue reading

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

5 Ways VBeam Laser Treatments Will Improve Your Skin

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ you have, and taking proper care of it is vital for preservation. But with aging, ultraviolet light (sun), and living a certain lifestyle, doing what is right by your skin is sometimes easier said than done. At Sanova Dermatology we understand the dynamics of different skin types. We pride ourselves on Continue reading

CoolSculpting: An Alternative to Invasive Fat Removal Surgery?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved method of fat reduction that targets areas where fat persists despite dieting and exercise. Best of all, it involves zero downtime — zero! The alternative is liposuction, the surgical removal of fat which involves considerable downtime for recovery. Liposuction Liposuction involves using a small metal tube, called a cannula, and suction to remove excess fat from 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

How Long Does Juvederm Take to “Set”?

Juvederm is one of the best-known dermal fillers available today. The product is widely used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, smoothing them out and helping patients regain their confidence along with a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm often take a bit to set after the initial injection, allowing for small corrections to be made to the results before Continue reading

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