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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.

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Peel for You

cosmetic peel optionsThere are various cosmetic peels you can get depending on your skin type and what you’re looking to achieve with treatment. Our Vitalogy Skincare Aestheticians Laini Moman and Kelly Pillard share some details here with you on what cosmetic peels options are available, from lightest to deepest.

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.

5 Common Skin Care Myths Debunked

skin care myths debunked by VitalogyWe often have patients come in and tell us about skin care do’s and don’ts they’ve heard. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there, so we’re sharing the top five skin care myths we’ve heard and what the truth really is so you can make sure you’re well-informed and can properly care for your skin. Many skin care myths involve tanning and sun exposure.

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

does coolsculpting really workYou may have heard about some new options to help remove fat that doesn’t involve surgery. One option is CoolSculpting®, which is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses non-invasive technology to destroy stubborn fat cells by freezing them. But it may sound too good to be true, right? Not at all. Does CoolSculpting really work? Yes! Here are three things to know about CoolSculpting that show it’s the real deal.

Skin Tag Removal

skin tag removal dermatologistSkin tags aren’t a medical emergency, but they are often annoying and can get caught on things so you probably want to get them removed. Here’s some information on what they are, what causes them, where they commonly occur, and how to remove them. A skin tag is a small skin growth that is usually painless and harmless. It usually consists of hanging skin that may have a stalk. Skin tags are also known by other names such as acrochordon, cutaneous pap, illoma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, and more.

Skin Care Experts Share Their Daily Routines

skin care routines from expertsHow do the experts keep their skin looking so great? We sat down with some of our Vitalogy Skincare Dermatologists and Aestheticians to get the inside scoop from them on their own skin care routines so you can take care of your own skin just like an expert does. Here are some skin care routine tips from our team.

Why Should You Get Cosmetic Treatments at a Medical Practice?

cosmetic treatments at medical practice in Austin TXWe often hear people ask about why they should visit a medical practice like Vitalogy Skincare for cosmetic dermatology procedures and treatments like Botox®, laser hair removal, and chemical peels. Learn the top three reasons you should consider a medical practice instead of a spa. Vitalogy Skincare has talented, skilled, trained, experienced Aestheticians and Providers who often provide our patients with cosmetic treatments.

BBL: Understanding the Different BroadBand Light Treatments

BBL treatments in Austin TXBBL or BroadBand Light Treatment is a light therapy treatment that targets multiple conditions in different layers of the skin. One type of BBL targets non-textured brown spots - the energy from the BBL gently heats up the targeted layer that breaks up the pigment and brings it to the surface where it will slough off in a few days. This process is called "peppering" and is great for evening out skin tone.

Radiesse Vs Juvederm (And More): Tips for Comparing Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

radiesse vs juvederm comparisonWhen it comes to injectables or cosmetic dermal fillers, there are several options and you may be wondering which one is best for you. We break down the differences here so you can learn a little bit more about them. Also known as cosmetic injections, injectables, or facial fillers, there are different products and treatments to know about before you make a decision on what’s best for you.