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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, […]

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 […]

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.