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 […]

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 […]