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 […]

A Little Bit of Awareness Goes a Long Way: Tips to Help Save Your Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s always a good time to remember that skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, but it’s also one of the most preventable cancers and can be highly treatable when detected early. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime, and around 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Also, a person’s risk for developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she has experienced more than five sunburns. I can remember my own childhood was a long procession of sunburns, year after year, as the risks of overexposure to the sun weren’t widely known back in the 1970s, and hardly anyone I knew used sunscreens. I can only recall an […]

Why Do We Tend To Minimize Skin Cancer?

5.4 Million Skin Cancer Diagnoses Last Year In 2016, 5.4 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the U.S.  That number far surpasses the number of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.  It’s not even close.  So given these grave statistics, why aren’t more people rushing to their dermatologist to get a skin exam? 4 million Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancers One of the most straightforward reasons people tend to downplay the significance of skin cancer is that most cases of skin cancer are not deadly. For example, of the 5.4 million cases of skin cancer in the U.S., more than 4 million of those are Basal Cell Carcinoma.   Less than 1% of these Basal Cell Carcinomas metastasize, or spread to other parts of the body. For this reason they are rarely lethal. 1 million Squamous Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancers By the same token, only 5% of the Squamous […]

Don’t Let Keloids Scar Your Skin and Your Confidence

Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT-100 Vision is a Highly Effective Keloid Removal Treatment in Austin Are you one of the nearly 18 million people affected by unsightly, sometimes painful keloid scars? You do not have to go through life with this embarrassing condition that can scar your confidence, too. Keloid removal is possible. What is a keloid scar? When the skin is wounded — whether through surgery or injury — fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound. In some cases, excessive scar tissue grows, forming a smooth, hard growth over the incision or injury. This growth is called a keloid and is often much larger than the original wound. Keloids are chronic, non-malignant tumors that often form following surgery, but may also be triggered by other skin traumas, such as acne and chickenpox, ear piercing, burns and other skin injuries. Some people may be genetically prone to [...]