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LIVING WITH VITILIGO

We can safely say that vitiligo is not a skin condition that most people would recognize based on its name. Most of us have not heard the term before unless we are living with the disorder or know someone who is. June 25th is World Vitiligo Day, and at Vitalogy Skincare, we would like to […]

SUN SAFETY TIPS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY – VACATION EDITION

Dr. Amara Sayed Vacation time for most of us is something to look forward to. A little planning ahead, especially with a family, makes things go a lot smoother and stress-free. Whether you are going on a trip to the beach, skiing in the mountains, or staying at a cabin by the lake, there is […]

XTRAC® Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Psoriasis, Vitiligo, and Eczema

If you speak with anyone who lives with any of the above conditions on a regular basis, you will quickly learn that the issue goes beyond having a condition that is often so clearly visible. While the goal of any treatment is to reduce symptoms, it is often a struggle to find something that works. […]

MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP: THE BENEFITS, PROCESS, AND AFTER CARE

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments is Microneedling. It is a versatile treatment that can be used for the treatment of several skin conditions. Microneedling uses the body’s healing process to help improve the overall look of your skin, it is safe for all skin types, helpful in introducing healing serums into your skin, […]

ADULT AND TEEN ACNE: THE DIFFERENCES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

When we think about the experiences we may have with acne breakouts, for some of us the phrase “bane of my existence” might be an effective way to describe the way we feel about it. Acne is a skin condition that can affect anybody at any age. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology will […]

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 […]