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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

When Should Birthmarks Be Removed?

Birthmarks are a common occurrence. Most commonly, a concentration of extra pigment or blood vessels causes a noticeable mark on a newborn’s skin. “There are many ways these marks can present, including moles, port wine stains and hemangiomas, as well as café-au-lait spots,” shares Emily Johnston, physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. While birthmarks are typically harmless, small, and easy to live with, Continue reading

How Do Lasers Target and Treat the Skin?

Hair removal, acne scars, broken blood vessels, unwanted tattoos. Nowadays, it seems just about everything can be treated with a laser. “Laser therapy for skin conditions is actually a scientifically complex procedure,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas.”In general, the specific wavelength of light produced by the laser targets different chromophores in the Continue reading

How Can Pulse Dye Laser Improve Surgical and Hypertrophic Scars?

Scars are a part of life. Whether you got a scar from when you fell off your bike when you were a child, or as a reminder from a past surgery, you likely have at least one. “However, not all scars are the same,” mentions Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. For some people, a scar is a Continue reading

Gold Medals, Michael Phelps & Cupping: A New Skin Care Trend?

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve probably noticed the dark, purple circles on the backs and shoulders of many athletes. “It’s seems to be the trend this year, especially among the swimmers,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. These marks are remnants of an ancient Eastern medical procedure known as cupping. What Continue reading

What is a Photofacial Treatment?

What exactly is a Photofacial? Questions about photofacials, or fotofacials, are frequently asked by patients new to the world of lasers and light-based technology. “Photofacials are a great way to improve skin tone and even out discoloration on the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. During these treatments, the patient comfortably Continue reading

How Can The 1064 nm YAG Laser Help My Skin?

Laser skin treatments have gained significant popularity because of the impressive results they deliver and the many skin conditions they can treat. “Laser is a great option for patients looking to eliminate red and brown spots from the skin, treat acne scars, even for skin tightening without a surgical face-lift,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, Cosmetic Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “It Continue reading

What is Asclera (Polidocanol), And How Does It Work on Varicose Veins?

If you suffer from unsightly and painful varicose veins, then you’re probably wondering what type of treatment options you have. Something to consider is Asclera (Polidocanol). Asclera is a prescription medicine that is injected into your veins via a procedure called sclerotherapy. This can be used to treat two different kinds of veins, very small spider veins and small varicose or Continue reading

V-Beam Pulse Dyes Laser Treats Red Veins Around the Nose

If you have really visible red veins around your nose and want to be rid of them, you should consider a V-Beam pulse dye laser treatment. “Broken blood vessels are common on the face, especially around the nose and nasal creases,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, skin care and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. These prominent blood vessels, or telangiectasias as Continue reading

How Can V-Beam Laser Improve My Scar After Mohs Surgery?

Scarring can be a major concern after any kind of surgery. “While Mohs surgery gives patients the comfort in knowing there is less than 1% chance of their skin cancer ever returning, they still have to contend with the scar that might be left behind after their surgery,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic Continue reading

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