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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. 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

As a healthcare facility, we follow the best practices and guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which may differ from local and state guidance. Please reference this COVID-19 Patient Notice as your resource to understand how we continue to serve you and our community with dermatological care. How to Book […]

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.