Treatments

How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?

What Is Kybella? Kybella is a well-known and widely-used treatment designed to help dissolve excess body fat under the chin, commonly referred to as a ‘double chin‘. Kybella works to reduce and minimize submental fullness, which is caused by excess fat deposition beneath the jawline. Who Is a Candidate? There are some patients who are thin or this has been Continue reading

Chemical Peel After Care

The majority of chemical peels fall under certain categories of effectiveness: superficial peels that use Glycolic or Salicylic Acid solutions, and deeper peels that use Trichloroacetic Acid or a blend of different acids. “Superficial peels usually do not have extensive downtimes, but more aggressive peels may require a week of recovery,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology. Deeper peels will require home rest, diligent Continue reading

Am I A Good Candidate for Sculptra?

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra? Sculptra is a remarkable weapon in our arsenal for the war against aging skin. It actually helps restore some of the collagen that your body isn’t producing at the levels it did in younger years. “Sculptra is really unique when it comes to restoring volume in the skin,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist Continue reading

Addressing Your Top 4 Kybella Concerns

That double chin has been plaguing you for years, and after trying diet, exercise, and maybe even some gimmicks you’d rather not admit, it continues to linger. Fortunately, in early 2015, Kybella earned its FDA approval to address exactly this concern. Of course, you may have heard about the injectable treatment by now if you are one of the many Continue reading

PRP + Microneedling : The Ultimate Rejuvenation Procedure

A PRP + microneedling procedure uses a combination of the retexturing microneedling procedure and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The procedure is essentially a regenerative therapy which uses growth factors in the patient’s own blood. These growth factors are administered to the skin when the patient is having a micro-needling ‘facial’. “Micro-perforations created in the patient’s skin allow the PRP to penetrate and Continue reading

Can CoolSculpting Help You Lose the Holiday Weight?

The holidays are over and it’s back to everyday life and a more normal-looking pantry. “Most of us are tempted during the holidays with more goodies than we see at any other time of the year at a time when for many of us, cold weather, snow and ice drive us indoors and make us less active,” admits Mist Gray, Continue reading

How the Cutera Enlighten Laser Tattoo Removal System Can Help You Erase Past Bad Decisions

“The Cutera Enlighten platform has been a game changer in the world of laser tattoo removal,” states Angie Pennington, licensed laser technician and medical aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology – Central Austin and Dripping Springs in Austin, Texas. “I feel much more confident that I can deliver the results my patients want with this technology,” she continues. The personal reasons to 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

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

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