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A Skin Cancer Q&A with Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Smetanick

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time to elevate attention about America’s most common cancer. Matthew Smetanick, D.O., sits down with us to talk about the cancer that will affect one in five Americans by the age of 70. Q: What is skin cancer?   A:  Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of cells from the […]

Meet Dr. Jennifer Hanson

She pursued medicine as a career because she felt that’s where she could do the greatest good. As Vitalogy Skincare’s newest Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon and Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Hanson regularly performs Mohs Surgery to help her patients overcome skin cancer.

Meet Dr. Chelsey Straight

“Happiness is being able to appreciate the people and natural beauty around you.” -Dr. Chelsey Straight She’s traveled as far as Uganda, where she worked at a free clinic in a rural community, while in medical school. She enjoyed spending time with the community members and learning about a different culture and way of life, […]

Meet Dr. Christopher Chu

He loves solving a good mystery. In fact, in his younger days, he loved the television show House which led him to realize that he could transform his love of science, mystery, and helping people into a vocation.  With a specialization in Dermatology and Fellowship Training in Dermatopathology, Dr. Christopher Chu is in his element […]

Maskne Madness and How to Calm It

Is wearing a mask every day – ALL day – causing you to break out? For many in the medical field wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), is part of the job. With the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask became commonplace for the rest of us. As a result, many of us are now suffering […]

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19

During this time of unprecedented change, we extend our empathy to our community, and our valued patients. We understand that with the present uncertainty you want to stay as informed as possible. To that end, please use this notice as a resource to better understand how we continue to serve you and our community with […]

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, […]