Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. – Dr. Jennifer Hanson
Learning from her grandfather, who was a professor of organic chemistry, Dr. Jennifer Hanson enjoyed science and performing experiments with her chemistry sets from a very young age. Her fascination with the human body increased as she progressed in school, enjoying studying biology. 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.
When asked about her choice of specialty, Dr. Hanson remarked, “Dermatology is such a fun field as you are able to fully treat the patient – from the clinical examination to performing a range of procedures and correlating your clinical impression with the histopathology under the microscope.”
Dr. Jennifer Hanson Brings Mayo Clinic Expertise to Central Texas
After completing her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York, Dr. Hanson earned her Doctor of Medicine from the prestigious Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Following an Internship in Internal Medicine at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, she continued her studies at Mayo Clinic, eventually completing both her Dermatology Residency there as well as Fellowships in Micrographic Surgery and a Dermatologic Oncology Mohs Fellowship. During her training, she received the Paul O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence from Mayo Clinic’s Department of Dermatology. She is passionate about providing exceptional care to her patients in Central Texas.
Dr. Hanson’s Top 3 Skin Cancer Awareness Tips
- Tip One: Actively practice sun protection – use a combination of sunscreen and photoprotective clothing including a hat and sunglasses, try to avoid being out when the UV rays are the strongest (between 10 am to 4 pm), seek shade.
- Tip Two: If something does not seem right – a new growth, changing lesion, bleeding, or otherwise symptomatic lesion, please see a dermatologist.
- Tip Three: If you have a history of skin cancer, you are more likely to have another one. Be diligent about self-skin exams and follow up with your dermatologist.
Dr. Hanson’s Top Cosmetic Dermatology Recommendation
I haven’t met anyone who regretted neurotoxin injection – an overall safe way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Hanson performs Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery at our Burnet and Georgetown. If Mohs surgery has been recommended for you please contact us online to make an appointment or call us at 512.930.3909.