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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! […]

November is National Healthy Skin Month

A Note from Kevin Giacontiere, PA It’s suddenly winter once again and the cold temperatures mean lower humidity and dry skin. Moisturizers provide one of the most important barriers that protect the Stratum Corneum (top layer of skin), which contains about 30 percent water. It’s important to maintain that level of hydration for our skin to look and feel its best. Proper hydration and daily moisturizers can maintain a healthy glow and improve overall appearance of skin texture. Choosing a good moisturizer can be confusing. We are here to help at Tru-Skin Dermatology. When shopping for a moisturizer, keep in mind that there are many types of moisturizers which contain very different ingredients and are designed to be used for a specific location such as face or body. Moisturizers for the face can often be used on the body; however, be careful in using body moisturizers on the face. They […]

Eczema Awareness Month

A Note from Bethany Hughes, PA This October, we are bringing attention and awareness to a common skin problems – Eczema. Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions we treat at Tru-Skin Dermatology. It affects people of all ages and skin types. There are several known triggers of eczema including fragrance, dry air, sweat and stress. At Tru-Skin, our providers cater specific regimes to improve eczema and reduce flares. Applying moisturizers after bathing is an important aspect of eczema treatment. Moisturizers act as a protective barrier, prevent water loss and heal compromised skin. Over-bathing can cause eczema to flare so be sure to limit bath time. Patients with eczema should apply moisturizers that are: 1. In cream or ointment form 2. Fragrance free 3. Dye free Eczema patients are more prone to staph aureus infections. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, studies show that adding small amounts […]

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 […]