5 Things to Know About Kybella®

5 Things to Know About Kybella® A Note From Our Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Corina Corbeille, RN, CANS Kybella® is a formulation of a naturally occurring substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, resulting in a contoured jawline. Kybella® leaves a smooth, contoured jawline, and re-treatment is not expected to be required. Kybella®  is the first and only non-surgical FDA approved injection to reduce submental fullness or “double chin.” When injected into the subcutaneous fat, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so no further treatment is needed once you reach your aesthetic goal. Each treatment takes about 15-20 minutes. Topical numbing is applied to the skin and ice immediately post-treatment for comfort. Minimal downtime is required. Treatment is customized to each individual patient. Up […]

We Offer Hair Restoration Services!

Dr. Carlo Gavino, MD, FAAD, is now offering PRP services at Tru-Skin’s Cedar Park location! 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. At our Cedar Park location, we now offer PRP! Learn more about platelet rich plasma and other effective ways to treat hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) To treat stubborn cases of hair loss or to boost healthy hair growth, Dr. Carlo Gavino can perform a series of injections known as PRP. It works with the body’s natural wound-healing to stimulate damaged hair follicles, helping prevent hair loss! Blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP into a high concentration. The highly enriched PRP is then injected back into the scalp to promote healthy hair growth! There is minimal discomfort and no […]

July is UV Awareness Month!

Be smart this summer and protect yourself from harmful Ultraviolet rays. The sun emits radiation as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both can do serious damage to your skin and eyes. Learning the risks associated with excessive sun exposure and taking the right precautions to protect your skin can help everyone enjoy summer safely! Some of the risks of excessive sun exposure are:   Vision Impairement Premature Aging of the Skin Suppression of the Immune System Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most dangerous of these listed. It affects over 4 million Americans every year and causes about 10,000 deaths. This is a perfect time for us to highlight The Shade Project!   Founded by Dr. Daniel Ladd and his wife Lurleen, The Shade Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer and skin cancer related deaths through sun safety education, promotion of skin cancer screenings and the […]

Meet the New President of AOCD

A Letter from the New President of the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology: Dr. Ladd!   My goal as president of the AOCD can be summed up in two words: connect and inspire. What “connect” means to me: When our dermatologists connect with old colleagues or take the time to meet new ones, everyone benefits from the process. Connection allows us to recharge and energize as we explore the experiences of our peers and partners in industry. Our meetings provide the perfect place to enjoy sharing our adventures and experiences face to face all while earning the continuous medical education credits we all rely on to make us better physicians-and we all know that better physicians mean that our patients are getting a higher level of care. “Inspire” means: The AOCD wants to refresh the tired lecture circuit with some fresh ideas. To achieve this, we’ve started offering our continued medical education within […]

Product Spotlight: Revision Skincare’s New Moisturizer

We’re now carrying Revision Skincare’s newest product, Intellishade® TruPhysical™-a tinted daily anti-aging moisturizer with mineral sunscreen. It’s the ultimate product, providing protection and coverage in one. The age-defying moisturizer works beautifully with all skin types and contains 20 antioxidant-rich, skin-boosting ingredients. My favorite things about TruPhysical? -It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -It contains no chemical sunscreens, parabens, alcohol, or artificial fragrances -Its skin-enhancing ingredients help to brighten and even out skin tone while blurring imperfections -It’s multipurpose-your sunscreen, foundation, and moisturizer all in a single application. Perfect for busy mornings! Stop by any of our locations to try Revision’s new product and schedule a consultation with our team to discuss targeted treatments and additional products to nourish, treat, and protect your particular skin. Call us or schedule an appointment online today to see how Revision Skincare can complement your daily skincare routine.  

This Just In: ISDIN Skincare

ISDIN’S innovative sun care products not only help to address existing sun damage with DNA Repairsomes® but also helps to prevent additional sun damage.

SkinCeuticals Now at all Tru-Skin locations

New Year, New Products! We’re excited to announce that we’re now carrying SkinCeuticals’ science-backed, targeted products at all Tru-Skin locations. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of our favorites: LHA Cleansing Gel—your skin’s new favorite cleanser A.G.E. Eye Complex—the ultimate wrinkle fighter Phyto Corrective Gel—a soothing moisturizer for sensitive skin Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50—protection, coverage and glow This month, reboot your skin care routine with Tru-Skin and SkinCeuticals. Reach out to our team to set up a consultation and discuss the right treatments and products for your unique skin. Call one of our conveniently-located offices or schedule an appointment online today.

Are You a Candidate for Botox and Dermal Fillers?

The answer? Yes! As we age, collagen production slows and our skin loses its youthful appearance. Unfortunately, none of us are immune to the natural aging process, which occurs over time. However, there are numerous treatments to help us combat the aging process! Botox® and Dermal Fillers help to soften wrinkles and restore lost fullness to the face, lips, and hands, playing a key role in any anti-aging regimen. I approach the face like a blank canvas, it doesn’t just take the color blue (Botox®) to make a painting, we need an array of colors to make a masterpiece! Botox®, Dermal Fillers, Lasers, SPF, Facials, Microdermabrasion, MicroPen® and Chemical Peels are all the non-invasive treatments we have access to that we must take advantage of in order to maximize results! My technique is very artistic so you look rejuvenated and refreshed! I strive to create natural-looking results, to keep those around […]

New Year, New Skin Resolutions

Here are a few tips to keep your skin looking youthful, glowing, and rejuvenated all year long: 1.) Always wear SPF 30 or higher with UVA/UVB protection. I recommend EltaMD® sunscreen for face and body. 2.) Exfoliate to keep your skin looking radiant. I recommend NeoStrata® Exfoliating Wash. 3.) Wash your makeup off every night before sleep. I recommend Revision® Skincare Brightening Facial Wash. 4.) Use a retinol cream 2-3 nights a week to stimulate collagen. I recommend Neocutis® Nouvelle Retinol Correction Cream. 5.) Use an eye cream in the morning and night to combat and prevent aging. I recommend Neocutis® Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Cream. 6.) Use an antioxidant serum to brighten your skin. I recommend Skinbetter® Science Alto Defense Serum. 7.) Moisturize to keep your skin hydrated. I recommend Neocutis® Bio-cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream. 8.) Don’t forget to treat your neck, chest, and hands with the same daily […]

Men & Skin Cancer

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Men’s Health Month (MHM) was signed into law on May 31, 1994, and the week leading up to Father’s Day is known as Men’s Health Week. The goal of MHM is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and also to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. During the month of June, various screenings, health fairs and education, and outreach activities are available nationwide. Men are encouraged to make an appointment with their healthcare provider for their annual physical exam for a thorough check-up, as well as to receive age-appropriate screenings and immunizations. One screening that men tend to overlook, though, is an annual skin cancer exam. According to the CDC, men are more likely to get more sun exposure over their lifetime than women are, as they tend to spend more time outdoors, are […]