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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 […]

A Message from Dr. Ladd Concerning COVID-19

At Tru-Skin Dermatology we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. We are closely following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the World Health Organization with regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19). All Tru-Skin Dermatology locations will remain open so that our patients can have continued access to the important therapies they require. We will continue to ensure a safe, superior experience for all our patients and employees. We would like to share with you what we do at all Tru-Skin Dermatology locations to ensure your safety. What We Always Do: Daily cleaning and sterilization of our patient spaces with CDC-approved isopropanol and ammonium chloride. Single-use items like gloves, gauze, gowns, cotton balls and q-tips are disposed of after each patient in properly designated bins. Disinfect all instruments in a multi-step process including anti-microbial washing, ultrasonic sterilization […]

Tru-Facts About Food & Skin

What are some of the foods that can have a positive impact on our skin? Foods that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids have a positive effect on the skin. Cold water fish like cod and salmon are packed with omega 3s, which can keep our skin supple and moisturized. They can also contribute to strengthening collagen, the matrix that supports our skin, keeping it tight and wrinkle free. Omega 3s also are a well-known as an anti-inflammatory, which can reduce redness and help with acne/rosacea and psoriasis. Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges, mandarins and kiwi fruit are high in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and is very important in collagen production. Antioxidants are also known to prevent sun damage and aid in skin repair. Carrots are rich in carotenoids, which can be a natural sunblock. A daily consumption of carrots can add a healthy golden hue […]

Common Skin Myths

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A Note from Tru-Skin Dermatology Staff There are many misconceptions from the media and brand manufactures about skin care products, skin science, and overall skin health. How often do we as consumers google a skincare concern and purchase a product straight from Amazon, that claims an overnight cure? More often than you would think, there’s an abundance amount of skincare myths floating around. Tru-Skin Dermatology Staff is here to help you identify fact from myth. Myth 1 There is no such thing as washing your face too much. Over cleansing your face can lead to dryness, sensitivity, and irritation. When choosing a cleanser for your skin, the ideal cleanser should be sulfate-free to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils and compromise its barrier. Myth 2 The only form of Vitamin C that works is L-ascorbic acid. L-ascorbic acid only remains in its most potent state for a limited […]

How to Start an Anti-Aging Regimen for the New Year

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A Note from Corina Corbeille, RN, CANS Happy 2019! As we start off the year with New Year’s resolutions, taking care of our skin is no exception! When it comes to committing to an anti-aging regimen, it can be overwhelming without direction and guidance in developing a care plan that’s right for you. A plan can be the key to success! I’m here to inform you of the top three anti-aging treatments that can make you look 10 years younger in minutes! 1.) Botox Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment and can take years off your face! Botox is a simple treatment with no downtime that can help soften wrinkles and help your face look youthful! There are many medical uses for Botox beyond cosmetics, one of them being hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is not only able to soften wrinkles, but preserves, maintains and prevents wrinkles from becoming deeper! […]