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Meet Dr. Chelsea Straight

“Happiness is being able to appreciate the people and natural beauty around you.” -Dr. Chelsea 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, […]

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.