Medical Dermatology

Tru-Skin Medical Dermatology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer. Our patients benefit from our expertise in Mohs Surgery and access to the most advanced treatments for skin cancer.

Tru-Skin Dermatologists provide you with the highest quality treatment and prevention of all diseases of the skin, hair & nails. We offer the most advanced therapies for the treatment of rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, acne and allergic reactions.Use the links below to view some of the common skin conditions treated at Tru-Skin Dermatology.

Tru-Skin Medical Dermatology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer. Our patients benefit from our expertise in Mohs Surgery and access to the most advanced treatments for skin cancer. Tru-Skin Dermatologists provide you with the highest quality treatment and prevention of all diseases of the skin, hair & nails. We offer the most advanced therapies for the treatment of rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, acne and allergic reactions.Use the links below to view some of the common skin conditions treated at Tru-Skin Dermatology.

Glossary of Conditions

Acne

Tru-Skin Dermatology has a comprehensive treatment plan for your acne, a synergy between prescription strength medications, cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens to maximize your comfort and clearance. If you are frustrated with your acne and ready for a clear complexion, we can create an individualized plan based on your needs. Procedures that can help clear your acne faster include Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and blemish-shrinking injections for stubborn spots.

Actintic Keratosis

These are small rough dry spots that are usually found on the face, hands and arms. They are caused by sun exposure and are actually the earliest form of a skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. If you have fair skin, freckle easily, live in a sunny place or have ever had a sunburn, you are at risk for getting an actinic keratosis. If actinic keratosis doesn’t get treated in time, it can progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma, which can be deadly. For this reason it is important to wear sunscreen every day and get regular skin exams by one of our network of providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology.

Alopecia Areata

These are round to oval bald spots on an otherwise normal head of hair. They usually don’t itch, but they can be embarassing and create anxiety regarding one’s appearance. Due to an autoimmune process, these spots represent the immune system attacking the hair for reasons nobody understands. Useful treatment options are avaliable at Tru-Skin Dermatology. To schedule an appointment click here.

Atopic Dermatiti

This is the fabled “eczema” and it seems like the skin can never get enough moisture! Dry areas get itchy, leading to scratching. Scratching leads to infection, which makes the itching even worse! Warm water soothes the itch temporarily, but eventually worsens the problem. Talk about a vicious cycle! The skin care experts at Tru-Skin dermatology can offer real solutions for patients suffering with Atopic Dermatitis. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

This is usually a pink to white shiny smooth bump on the skin that slowly enlarges and won’t ever heal or go away. Sometimes they bleed, then heal, then bleed again. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in the world, yet it usually causes no itch or pain whatsoever. Left untreated these become disfiguring to the skin. Tru-Skin Dermatology is proud be the first dermatology network in central Texas to offer the highest cure rates for both surgical and non-surgical options. Mohs surgery has long been known to have the highest surgical cure rate, while the SRT-100 offers the highest cure rate without surgery or pain? Both offer excellent cosmetic results. To schedule an appointment today, click here.

Birthmarks

We’ve all seen these tan to brown spots on the skin that have been there since we were born. Because these brown spots contain cells called melanocytes, it is important to have them checked regularly to make sure they are not transforming into a dangerous skin cancer called melanoma. In addition, any other moles on the skin need to be checked regularly as well. This is because any tan or brown spot, as well as some pink spots can turn into a very dangerous skin cancer called melanoma. If detected early, melanoma can have an excellent survival rate, but if caught late can mean surgery, chemotherapy, even death. At Tru-Skin Dermatology we take melanoma seriously, and offer the gold standard in diagnostic technology, epiluminescent dermoscopy. This device allows our providers to see into the deeper layers of pigment in your moles, increasing our chances of catching your melanoma at the earliest possible stage. So if you haven’t had your moles checked in a while, or if you have a new or changing mole, schedule an appointment at Tru-Skin Dermatology today by clicking here.

Blistering Diseases

If you have a rash that creates small or large blisters there are many possible causes. The trained professionals at Tru-Skin Dermatology can perform the tests needed to reach an accurate diagnosis, so you can start enjoying a better life! To schedule an appointment today, click here.

Blood Vessels

These small blood vessels are associated with a number of skin problems. Rosacea and sun damaged skin both create telangiectasia that our FDA approved Photofacial can improve. For leg veins, FDA approved Asclera© can help.

Brown Spots / Lentigines

This is one of the signs of sun damaged skin that can be improved with Photofacial. A good sunscreen is important too.

Contact Dermatitis

Like poison ivy, this is an itchy, red, raised rash that seems to spread each day. Our providers can help with inflammation-reducing medicine to reduce itch and redness.

Eczema

Tru-Skin Dermatology believes in creating effective treatment plans for eczema that include specific cleansers, moisturizers, bathing recommendations and prescription strength medications. While there is no known cure for eczema, our experts help you successfully manage the process so life can return to normal.

Fungal Infections of Skin, Nail, and Hair

From athlete’s foot to ringworm, our providers are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of these pesky yeast and fungal infections.

Hair Loss

The causes of hair loss are numerous, and hair loss is a devastating process. That’s why our Tru-Skin providers are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss.

Hemangiomas

These red to purple lesions can be readily evaluated and in most cases removed by our expert dermatology providers at Tru-Skin..

HyperHidorsis

This embarrassing problem can cause significant damage to expensive clothing. The experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology can treat your excessive sweating with topical, oral and/or FDA approved Botulinum Toxin Type A injections.

Insect Bites

The common insect bite is associated with a number of serious scenarios, including Lyme disease, brown recluse spider bite and mosquito-borne diseases. Our providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology have the expertise to care for you after an insect encounter.

Keloids

These hard enlarged scars can be painful and disfiguring. We offer a complete range of therapies, from intralesional to removal followed by superficial radiation therapy (SRT-100) to reduce the risk of recurrence.

Lupus

This rash often occurs in sun-exposed areas and represents the body’s immune system attacking the skin and sometimes multiple organs as well. Skin biopsy by our expert providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology can offer a prompt and accurate diagnosis.

Melanoma

The most dangerous skin cancer is melanoma. Melanoma is caused by sun exposure and/or indoor tanning. Melanomas are usually black or brown, but may be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. Because almost any melanoma that is caught at the earliest stage is curable, our expert providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology utilize the gold standard in early melanoma diagnosis, epiluminescent dermoscopy and digital photography to evaluate your suspicious moles. Bear in mind that melanoma occurs most often on the back or legs, so a full body skin exam is strongly recommended if you have any of the following risk factors: any history of sunburn, red or blond hair, blue or green eyes, multiple moles or a family history of melanoma.

Melasma

This stubborn brown coloring on the face is due to hormonal influences and sun-exposure. Treatment of melasma is a process the experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology can help you with. We offer a variety of options from cleansers, sunscreens, and prescription-strength creams to stronger treatments like chemical peels.

Moles

Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. Most are normal, but some are bothersome and still others can transform into the most dangerous form of skin cancer, melanoma. If you have had a sunburn, have blue or green eyes, freckle easily, sunburn easily or have used indoor tanning for any period of time you are at a higher risk for melanoma and should get a skin check. At Tru-Skin Dermatology your moles will be checked with the 3Gen Dermlite DL100, a hand held epiluminescent dermoscopy device that maximizes the early detection of skin cancers.

Mole Removal

Some moles need to be removed because they are dysplastic or cancerous, but many are removed for purely cosmetic reasons. While cosmetic removals are not covered by insurance, we offer competitive pricing and great cosmetic results.

Morphea

This localized variant of scleroderma is a poorly understood condition that needs expert diagnosis and treatment. Often an outpatient skin biopsy is all that our providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology need to confirm your diagnosis and create your customized care plan.

Mycosis Fungoides

This is a form of lymphoma cancer that looks like a harmless eczema-type rash. Often a simple skin biopsy performed in our offices under local anesthesia is the only way an accurate diagnosis can be reached. Our Tru-Skin providers can provide this service in comfortable surroundings with minimal pain.

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

This is a form of lymphoma cancer that looks like a harmless eczema-type rash. Often a simple skin biopsy performed in our offices under local anesthesia is the only way an accurate diagnosis can be reached. Our Tru-Skin providers can provide this service in comfortable surroundings with minimal pain.

Nail Conditions

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Pediatric Dermatology

Our Tru-Skin Dermatology providers have valuable expertise in diagnosing and treating patients of all ages. If the rash or lesion requires consultation with a sub-specialist in Pediatric Dermatology, we are happy to provide the appropriate referral.

Pemphigus Vulgaris

This rare autoimmune condition is often diagnosed by means of two biopsies, one sent for routine processing and a second that is sent for specialized antibody testing using a process called immunofluorescence studies. The experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology can perform this procedure safely and comfortably in one of our beautiful Tru-Skin offices.

Psoriasis

Tru-Skin Dermatology offers a broad range of treatment options for psoriasis because we understand the disease creates anxiety and social embarassment. We offer the full range of medications from creams and pills to potent injections like Enbrel, Humira and Stelara.

Rashes

As experts in diagnosing and treating skin conditions, the providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology can help patients of all ages with any rash they might have. Once we’ve identified it we’ll offer the treatment options we feel will work best for you.

Rosacea

The Photofacial is a great way to clear the disfiguring redness of rosacea. Photofacial also treats the signs of sun damaged skin, including that splotchy look created by broken blood vessels and brown spots. In addition, the providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology will recommend the most up to date topical prescriptions and skin care products available.

Scars

Whether from acne, surgery or trauma scars can be painful, itchy, disfiguring. Let our experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology ? a scar reduction plan that fits your needs.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This common rash may have an embarrassing facial component which often requires ongoing use of several prescription strength medicated creams, lotions and ointments. Let our experts create a customized care plan to keep you looking your best.

Seborrheic Keratoses

These rough warty tan to brown skin growths can resemble the most dangerous skin cancer malignant melanoma. If irritated, these can cause pain. Our skin experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology can help you obtain the treatment you want.

Skin Cancer

Our core mission at Tru- Skin Dermatology is a full on assault against the skin cancer epidemic we are all facing. The following technologies and their benefits are offered at all Tru—Skin locations: Earliest Detection = Epiluminescent Dermoscopy, Highest Surgical Cure Rate = Mohs Surgery, Highest Non-Surgical Cure Rate = SRT 100.

Skin Infections

Whether bacterial, viral, yeast or fungus, our experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology have the diagnostic tools you need to achieve clearance.

Skin Tags

These pesky growths usually occur in the neck, armpit and groin areas. While health insurance typically doesn’t cover removal of these growths, we offer safe effective removal services at competitive prices.

Squamos Cell Carcinoma

Squamos Cell Carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. It is caused by sun exposure and/or indoor tanning. Five percent of all scc’s spread (metastasize) to other parts of your body. At Tru-Skin Dermatology, our experts are equipped with the latest technologies. The following technologies technologies and their benefits are offered at all Tru—Skin locations: Earliest Detection = Epiluminescant Dermoscopy, Highest Surgical Cure Rate = Mohs Surgery, Highest Non-Surgical Cure Rate = SRT 100.

Ulcers

The causes of ulcers are numerous and include pressure, diabetes, cancer and poor blood supply. Let our skin experts at Tru-Skin create a customized care plan to optimize your healing potential

Varicose Veins

Unsightly spider veins can be easily managed using FDA approved Asclera© injections. Larger ropy veins may require referral to a subspecialty provider.

Vitiligo

This poorly understood autoimmune disease occurs when one’s immune system begins to attack pigment producing cells called melanocytes? The skin experts at Tru-Skin can help with diagnosis and create a customized care plan that works best for you.

Warts

These pesky skin growths are actually an HPV (human papilloma virus) infection of the skin. We’re skilled in the latest options and treatments to help eliminate warts of all types, regardless of location.

Wrinkles

From sun exposure and indoor tanning arise fine lines and wrinkles. Let the experts at Tru- Skin Dermatology create a skin care routine to maintain your youthful glow while using Botox Cosmetic® and fillers to turn back the hands of time.