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Notice To Patients Concerning COVID-19

Vitalogy Skincare is aware of how the current situation with novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is making an impact on everyone’s lives. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and providers, we have been consistently evaluating the best practices on routine cleaning and effective disinfecting practices. We have a dedicated internal […]

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, […]

Help Us Welcome Dr. Kim Phillips – Vitalogy Skincare’s Newest Provider!

dr kim phillips mdPlease join us in giving a warm Central Texas welcome to Kim Phillips, MD, a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon and Board-Certified Dermatologist who has treated over 125,000 patients with skin cancer.

Something You Do Every Day May Be Putting You at Risk for Skin Cancer

skin cancer on left armThe increasing time Americans spend in their cars can negatively impact your skin, increase sun exposure, and potentially increased instances of skin cancer. Learn how from a firsthand story from one of our Vitalogy Skincare team members.

Skin Cancer Awareness: People of Color

people-of-color-skin-cancer-protectionThere are two dangerous myths floating around: first, that people of color can’t get skin cancer and second, that if you have darker skin then you don’t need to wear sunscreen. These are both false, so your Vitalogy Skincare Dermatologists help explain the truth about people of color and their skin.

Mohs Surgery: How is it Different From Other Skin Cancer Treatments?

mohs surgery vitalogy skincare austin txMohs Surgery is considered the gold standard in skin cancer treatment, offering a high cure rate and other unique benefits. You may have heard Real Housewives, NASCAR drivers, and even the Kardashians talk about Mohs in the last couple of years. Here's the quick answer. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized technique for the microscopically controlled removal of problem skin cancers.