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Notice To Patients Concerning COVID-19

Vitalogy Skincare is aware of how the current situation with novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is making an impact on everyone’s lives. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and providers, we have been consistently evaluating the best practices on routine cleaning and effective disinfecting practices. We have a dedicated internal […]

What to do if You Have Sun Damaged Skin

sun damaged skinIn today’s world, we hear lots about sunscreen and caring for our skin. But, in the past, we may not have all given our skin the love and reapplication of sunscreen it needs. So, what if you already have sun damaged skin? Our skin care experts tell us what you can do.

What is BLU-U Treatment?

blu-u treatment acne AKsBLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment that Vitalogy Skincare offers in the Greater Austin area. It can be used for treating a few different skin issues and concerns including acne, actinic keratoses, and pre-cancerous lesions. Learn more about it here.

Marionette Lines – What are They and How Do I Treat Them?

marionette linesMarionette lines are commonly called “laugh lines” or “smile lines” and are a natural sign of aging that appear downwards around the mouth and chin. They can make you look like you have a frown on your face. These lines form as facial volume minimizes with age and deeper creases form below the mouth.

Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer: Are They Connected?

breast cancer and skin cancerMany people wonder if different cancers are connected to each other or if having cancer of one type makes you more likely to have another type. A 2018 study found some connections do indeed exist between different types of cancers. According to BreastCancer.org, “People who are diagnosed with a higher-than-average number of basal cell carcinomas, […]

Should I Try the XTRAC Laser?

xtrac laserFor starters, it’s the only FDA-cleared, clinically proven excimer laser (a form of UV laser) that can clear skin of psoriasis. It can also help minimize or in some cases eliminate vitiligo patches. Learn more about XTRAC and if it might be right for you here.

Acne Treatment: Medical or Cosmetic?

acne treatmentAcne treatment can come in different forms and the best method for you may be either medical or cosmetic treatments. Our talented Aesthetician, Tiffany George, LA, shares some details on what to consider before getting treatment for acne.

Annual Skin Exam and Plan: Why You Need One

annual skin exaamAn annual skin exam is crucial to identify skin issues early on and help keep your skin healthy. Learn why you need a yearly skin exam and where to get one.

Nail Fungus Prevention and Treatment

nail fungus treatmentNail fungus can be an annoying and unappealing issue. Learn more about fingernail and toenail fungus prevention and treatment from Vitalogy Skincare.

Something You Do Every Day May Be Putting You at Risk for Skin Cancer

skin cancer on left armThe increasing time Americans spend in their cars can negatively impact your skin, increase sun exposure, and potentially increased instances of skin cancer. Learn how from a firsthand story from one of our Vitalogy Skincare team members.