Women’s Health

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

Three Acne Medicines That Are Safe To Use During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is both exciting and stressful time. With many changes going on within your body, much of your experiences come down to hormones. “Fluctuating hormone levels  can often be hard on a woman’s body, not to mention the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Moles can change, the skin can darken. Even if you’ve never had skin problems, Continue reading

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa and How is It Treated?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic, disabling, skin disorder affects the apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles in the armpits, groin, genital, and breast regions. It causes painful abscesses and scarring in these areas and is a progressive disease that has no cure. “It’s a horribly disabling condition,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Not only can Continue reading

Increased Risk Of Melanoma After Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and with 1 in 8 American women developing invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, Sanova Dermatology would like to help spread awareness about this very serious and potentially devastating condition. “Screening is incredibly important and all women should see their physicians for regular breast Continue reading

Et tu, Lulu?

It’s always strange to see health and fitness companies promoting behaviors that can be detrimental to your health. Sure, gone are the days of smoking rooms in hospitals, and fewer and fewer health clubs have tanning beds. But fitness companies still promote unhealthy behaviors from time to time. Sports and athletic stores by nature are geared towards health promotion. Whether Continue reading

What Is Sun Damage?

Dermatologists and skin care experts often use the term “Sun Damage”, but what does it truly mean? Well… It takes a little bit of explaining to truly understand the full scope of sun damage. Sun Damage represents a spectrum changes observed on the skin that directly results from exposure and overexposure to sun and UV light. The effects of this exposure Continue reading

Sunscreen In Action | Should Austin’s Town Lake Have A Sunscreen Dispenser?

It has recently been reported that multiple hike and bike trails are now offering “sunscreen stations“, which offer free sunscreen to those who use the trails. Should every park need to invest in this life-saving resource? “I think this sets the bar for outdoor recreation,” states Dr. Adam Mamleak, a board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Continue reading

The Sanova Guide to Accutane therapy | Accutane & Pregnancy

There are many things to consider before you decide to pursue Accutane treatment for Acne. Family planning is a significant consideration and female patients wanting to have a baby in the near future, or who are currently pregnant, should understand one of the primary risks of isotretinoin therapy. Do I need to Use Birth Control While on Accutane? “Accutane treatment Continue reading

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

In case you didn’t realize it, your body changes when you become pregnant! But along with the little person growing inside of you, skin changes are some of the most common things observed during pregnancy.  We all know about stretch marks and hair changes, but changes in moles and specific skin rashes can also occur. Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, Continue reading

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