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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

Can Platelet Rich Protein Treat Male Pattern Baldness?

Hair loss is a common and frustrating problem for many men. Close to 85% of men will experience hair loss during their lives, and most of that hair loss is genetic. Currently, there are two drugs with FDA approval to treat androgenic alopecia, more commonly called male pattern baldness. Minoxidil and Finasteride have both been shown to reduce hair loss and in some Continue reading

Why Do Botox Injections Cause Headaches for Some Patients?

For nearly a decade and a half, Botox injections have provided a safe, effective treatment for facial wrinkles and creases such as those in the brow line and around the eyes. For many patients, Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of crow’s feet, horizontal lines on the forehead, and creases between the eyebrows. Botox does this by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate those muscles, which Continue reading

What Is Botox & How Is It Used?

Botox is the brand name given to botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxic protein which is widely used in medicine, cosmetics, and research. “The toxin is generally considered to be safe and can be carefully injected into the body in specific areas based on the issue it is being used to treat,” notes Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert 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

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