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How to Keep your Skin Healthy During the Winter Months

Let’s be honest – our skin, hair, and nails are affected by lots of different things. These can include your genetic makeup, hormones, the type of products you use, and even the weather. As the weather in winter gets colder and dryer, many of us notice disconcerting changes. How do we proactively help our skin, […]


Tricia Winters, PA-C With all the information we have become familiar with on how to keep our skin healthy, some of us are vigilant about watching out for any changes that occur to our skin. Fortunately, some skin changes are worrying but not harmful. One of these is seborrheic keratosis. This may be a term […]


Amara Sayed, D.O. If you have noticed some darkening patches or freckles on your face, or if all of a sudden it looks like you have a mustache on your upper lip, you may be looking at a skin condition called melasma. At Vitalogy Skincare, we aim to help our patients through these often puzzling […]


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 […]

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. […]


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, […]


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 […]

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 […]

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.