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Botox: Myths vs. Facts

What is Botox? Botox® is a neuromodulator that causes muscles to relax and has been used for over 20 years in cosmetics treatments. Botox helps to improve the cosmetic appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. There are also many medical uses for Botox which treat various symptoms and conditions, including chronic migraines.If you’re considering Botox for cosmetic or medical purposes, you may be wondering what information is true and what’s false. Ready to bust the myths? Read on and let’s separate fact from fiction! Myth #1: Botox is not safe Fact: Botox has been safely injected for years Botox is FDA approved for cosmetic treatments (since 2002) and certain medical conditions. Millions of people have used Botox safely and effectively for years. Botox treatments are safest in the hands of a qualified injector who follows all recommended protocols for dosing, storage, and administration of the drug. Always find an injector [...]

TOP 10 TIPS to Winterize & Revitalize Your Skin

Seasonal weather changes can be unforgiving to our skin. During the winter months, our skin is exposed to the outdoor elements of wind, cold air, lower humidity, and indoor blasts of dry heat. Through the process of transepidermal water loss, water passes through the outer layer of our skin and evaporates into the air. If left unmanaged, it leads to dull, dry, irritated skin and more prominent fine lines! Damaged skin also increases the likelihood of conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. There are several steps that we can take as the weather gets colder and dryer to keep our skin hydrated and radiant! Physician Assistant Stephanie Bui-Catuogno at Tru-Skin Dermatology shares her top 10 tips to protect your skin. MOISTURIZE WITH SPF Even though we can’t feel the warmth of the sun, it doesn’t mean that your skin isn’t exposed to harmful UV rays. Sun can also [...]

Are Chemical Peels Safe for My Skin?

Are Chemical Peels Safe for My Skin? Chemical Peels in Central Texas Chemical peels are performed by applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers and encourage new, younger looking skin to regenerate. Tru-Skin Dermatology performs many different types of chemical peels to help you look your best. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest or hands and are a safe, great way to help improve common skin issues, such as: Treating certain types of acne Mild scarring Fine lines and wrinkles Uneven texture Sun damage Age spots, freckles, dark patches At Home vs. Medical Office Store bought at-home peels are less effective than professional grade chemical peels. If not performed correctly, they can over-irritate your skin and cause conditions like acne and rosacea to flare. Chemical peels from licensed medical professionals are more likely to give you better results without the worry. [...]

Hair Loss: Causes & Treatment Options

Hair Loss: Causes & Treatment Options How Can I Treat and Prevent Hair Loss? Hereditary hair loss is incredibly popular among men and women. It can affect body hair as well as hair just on your scalp. Also known as alopecia, hair loss is more prevalent in older adults, although it can occur in children as well. This condition happens when the hair someone loses normally throughout the day does not get replaced. Most people notice more hair in the drain after washing their hair or larger clumps of hair in their brush. Others note thinning patches or balding patches on their head in the mirror. If you have noticed that you are losing hair faster than usual, you may benefit from hair loss treatment. Tru-Skin Dermatology provides a wide range of information about hair loss, causes, and treatment options for all people. Contact us today to schedule your appointment [...]

Study Shows Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy Is 99.3 Percent Effective in Treating Common Skin Cancers Without Surgery

Study Shows Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy Is 99.3 Percent Effective in Treating Common Skin Cancers Without Surgery BURR RIDGE, Ill., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinCure Oncology, the world leader in providing a comprehensive model for the delivery of Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (Image-Guided SRT), the most advanced non- surgical technology for the treatment of common skin cancers, today announced the results of a groundbreaking study that shows a 99.3 percent cure rate in treating basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma with Image-Guided SRT. The study, one of the largest multi-institutional studies of superficial radiotherapy for the treatment of these cancers, was published in the June 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Oncology and Therapy. Researchers evaluated the medical records of 1,632 patients with a combined 2,917 stage 0-2 lesions treated with Image-Guided SRT, a technology that eradicates skin cancer using low levels of x-rays combined with the modern radiotherapy protocols [...]

Can Microdermabrasion Improve Skin Health?

Improve Skin Health Through Microdermabrasion Maintaining healthy skin is critical to reducing the signs of aging and helping you preserve your youthful appearance. In addition to lifestyle habits such as avoiding prolonged sun exposure and having a regular skincare regimen, you can keep your skin healthy through microdermabrasion treatments at Tru-Skin Dermatology. We have several state-of-the-art clinics throughout Central Texas to serve men and women of all ages. Our team of expert doctors and dermatologists understands the importance of looking and feeling good. In addition to the health benefits, clear skin can result in elevated confidence levels and increased happiness. If you want to minimize wrinkles and fine lines while improving your skin’s health, call us today to learn more. What Is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive procedure that we perform for patients to renew their skin tone and texture. The process involves using a small applicator to gently remove [...]

Introducing: Hydrafacial

Tru-Skin is happy to announce that we have added Hydrafacial to our menu of services! Hydrafacial is an innovative procedure that utilizes 3 steps in a 30 minute, relaxing experience to give you the best skin of your life! Hydrafacial is the perfect addition to your skincare regimen. It will provide deep cleansing of your pores while extracting impurities and providing the ultimate hydration. We recommend treating yourself to a Hydrafacial once per month for the best results. We know you will love it! We are now treating patients at our Bee Cave and Cedar Park locations. Signature HydraFacial $175 This invigorating treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliating, and extracting impurities from the skin while simultaneously infusing nourishing ingredients to hydrate the skin. Upgrading to The Platinum or Deluxe HydraFacial enhances your experience with a personalized Booster, LED Light Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage options. Deluxe HydraFacial $250 This invigorating treatment includes [...]

STRESS – ONE OF YOUR SKIN’S WORST ENEMIES

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By Rebecca Ambrose It’s pretty much a given that we all have stress in our lives. The car won’t start, we’re running late for work, where in the world are the car keys, and we’ve misplaced our phone. Again! We all sometimes experience periods of low-level stress, but occasionally we can have an extremely stressful life event occur. Did you know the way our bodies respond to stress can have a profound effect on the condition and appearance of our skin? While both chronic and extreme stress takes a toll on our entire body, let’s take a look at how stress can affect the largest organ of our body: our skin. Stress not only has the effect of making us feel pretty terrible, but it also causes a flood of hormones to release into our bodies. One of these hormones, cortisol, is often called the primary “stress hormone” because it’s […]

Medical Appointments Update

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Dear Valued Patient, Tru-Skin Dermatology hopes you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy during this difficult time. As we navigate toward the end of Stay-at-Home orders, we continue to ensure the safety of our patients and staff to provide the best experience possible. We are proud to announce that as of Wednesday, April 22, we opened our schedules to provide more medical appointments in all our offices. Our providers may see patients in office for the following appointments: Excisions Cyst removal AK, Verruca, or ISK cryosurgery Biologic injections New or suspicious growth or lesion Hair loss Full-body skin exams MOHS Benign tumor removal IL injections Superficial Radiation Treatments Rashes Acutane Keloids Tru-Skin Dermatology’s Telehealth Appointments will remain available to you as well where you may see the provider of your choice from the safety and comfort of your home. Please be advised not all visits can be […]

Tips to Banish Tech Neck

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With most of the country quarantined and more and more people having to work from home, we are spending increasingly more and more time either staring down at our phones or laptops or watching television. While these activities are sometimes necessary both for work and relaxation, the position we’re putting our bodies in is aggravating neck and back strain, and leading to an increase in the dreaded “tech neck.” Tech neck can be defined as a condition caused by repeatedly craning your head down and sometimes forward to look at a screen. This can apply excess pressure on your bones and muscles, and over time can result in back and neck strain, headaches, pain, and even damage to the spine. While there are specific exercises, therapies, and medical treatments aimed at correcting and relieving this condition, did you know that tech neck also can affect the tone, texture, and look […]