Wound Care

What You Need To Know About Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a non-contagious inflammatory skin disease that can cause large, painful ulcers if not treated. “The first sign of pyoderma gangrenosum is normally a small, red bump similar to a spider bite,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. The bump can break down and develop into an open lesion within a few days. The lesions Continue reading

Silagen | Scar Refinement System

One of the first questions many patients ask when inquiring about a surgical procedure is “Will it leave a scar?” “Unfortunately, there’s no way to cut the skin without leaving a scar,” says  Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “However, using advanced reconstructive surgery and cosmetic techniques, as well as maximizing the skin’s healing in Continue reading

Top 5 Negative Effects Smoking Has On Your Skin

New year, new you! The new year often comes with resolutions about exercise, weight loss and improving your health. So why not improve you skin as well? If you smoke, then you are cognizant on how it can affect your heart, lungs, and brain functions. Smoking also has a very real effect on your skin’s health and appearance. The effects 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

The Surgical Dog Ear | Why Isn’t My Scar Flat After Skin Surgery?

A dogear is a redundancy in the skin that can occur when the skin is stitched together. It has also been called a standing cone, pucker or pleat in the skin and can arise when wounds are repaired after Mohs surgery, excisions or other skin surgeries. “Despite proper healing, having no complications in the post-op period, a dog ear can Continue reading

Post Operative Pain: The Benefits of Ice After Mohs Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers patients the comfort of knowing that their skin cancer is completely removed with the lowest possible chance of recurrence. Pain is one of the unfortunate side effects that can be experienced after any surgery, including Mohs, and is considered a component of the recovery period. One of the best things you can do after surgery is Continue reading

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Skin & Hair?

Many home remedies found on websites like Pinterest suggest Apple Cider Vinegar can clear up a dull complexion. But can this kitchen staple really offer your skin the rejuvenation that it deserves? What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do For Your Skin? “Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural approach that has been purported to have a number of skin care benefits,” Continue reading

Dehiscence After Mohs Surgery

Dehiscence refers to the unplanned or spontaneous opening of a surgical wound after it has been closed with sutures or other methods. Although it is a rare complication after skin surgery, dehiscence has been noted to occur for a number of reasons. Why Can Dehiscence Happen? A healing wound, especially early in the post-operative period, is not as strong as Continue reading

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