Austin Dermatology Clinic, P.A. was founded in 1978 by Dr. Michael Coverman. In 1981, he opened the first physician-supervised Austin skin care clinic salon and spa in all of Central Austin. This was the first such clinic with a Dermatologist as Director and present at all times. Because of Dr. Coverman’s concern that his patients have access to the newest and best treatments that he feels are safe, worthwhile, and cost-effective, he has now expanded to a full-time staff of 13, offering medical and cosmetic dermatology procedures in a state-of-the-art facility.
Acne is a multifactorial disease seen in any population. It can be treated with soaps, topical products, oral antibiotics, Accutane, and certain acne-specific lasers.LEARN MORE
LASER FOR ACNE
The Smoothbeam laser was the first and still the best laser FDA APPROVED for the treatment of acne. It works by diminishing the sebaceous (oil) output of the glands on your face. Without this food to the feed the bacteria, there is no need to take antibiotics since the bacteria won’t want to grow. The laser is safe, relatively pain-free, and can be done quickly in the office while you are wide awake. By using this laser, you may eliminate the need to take oral antibiotics or Accutane, and it can help pre-existing scarring.LEARN MORE
Spider veins are the small purple spider-like veins seen on your legs. The cause is multi-factorial: heredity, childbirth, obesity, poor valvular function within the veins, lack of exercise, and simple bad luck.LEARN MORE
Lasers and Sclerotherapy
Most existing lasers don’t really work that well for spider veins and they can cause pigmentary changes whether lighter or darker. Thus, you have traded the purplish spider veins for either white marks which will never tan or dark marks which could remain be permanent.
Sclerotherapy is a much more effective. We inject a small amount of simple concentrated sterile salt water within the vein itself. It kills the vein from the inside out, and the body’s scavenger cells carry away the vein walls. The vein slowly dissipates.LEARN MORE
Wrinkles are not caused by dry skin, therefore moisturizers won’t help! Wrinkles are caused by genetics (fair skin), excess sun exposure, simple aging, smoking, and habitual methods of facial expressionLEARN MORE
Botox or Dysport
These are two proteins that can be injected into the muscles that cause wrinkle formation and contraction. If the muscle can’t contract, you can’t have a wrinkle! This procedure has been in worldwide use for the past 20 years, is safe, relatively painless, and can be performed quickly and easily in the office. The results usually last up to six months, and over time with regular maintenance, many wrinkles begin to disappear on their own and won’t even need retreatment!LEARN MORE