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Seminars in Plastic Surgery, the authoritative medical journal, asked Dr. Ramsdell to share his expertise in fractionated laser skin resurfacing with his peers. The August 2012 issue includes two in-depth articles by Dr. Ramsdell. See our News page.
One convenient location.
At Central Texas Dermatology we are equipped to treat a wide range of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails —
even the worst of skin cancers —
all in one location.
Central Texas Dermatology is the practice of Dr. William M. Ramsdell, one of Austin's top dermatologists for almost 30 years. He operates his clinic —
including an analytical lab and surgical suite —
and his medical spa in the heart of Westlake Hills.
Dr. Ramsdell is renowned for his surgical skills and has developed a well deserved reputation for success with Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. Dr. Ramsdell is also an innovator in anti-aging treatments and cosmetic procedures.
Protect your health. Improve your appearance. Boost your confidence. All in one place.
Video introduction to Central Texas Dermatology and SkinCare Austin
KEYE-TV, We Are Austin segment on
Central Texas Dermatology, SkinCare Austin
He treats conditions from acne to wrinkles, but more than half of Dr. Ramsdell's work is fighting skin cancer. Meet
some of his patients and hear their stories. Courtesy of KEYE-TV Productions. weareaustin.com
Enjoy your visit
HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS Relax. From the nurses who keep you comfortable during surgery to the Certified Medical Coders who process your insurance paperwork correctly the first time, you are in excellent hands. The members of our professional team were chosen for their knowledge and skills. Many have worked with Dr. Ramsdell for more than 10 years.
SPACIOUS, SUN-LIT, ART-FILLED, SPACE We do everything we can to make your visit enjoyable, comfortable, and stress free.
ON-SITE LABORATORY We do our own lab work, which saves you a trip to an outside laboratory as well as a day or more of your time.
SKINCARE AUSTIN MEDICAL SPA Here Dr. Ramsdell and his team of in-demand, results-driven licensed aestheticians help you polish your appearance with the latest cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. It's right next door to our clinic. Learn more.
IN-HOUSE SURGICAL SUITE By having your surgery in our office you avoid the stress and extra expense of a third-party surgical facility.
PRIVACY FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS When you don't feel like facing the public you can use our back-door entrance and wait for your post-surgical appointment in our private waiting room.
FREE COVERED PARKING We're serious about protecting you from the sun.
If you are recuperating from surgery you'll appreciate the comfort of our private surgical waiting room for follow-up appointments.
By having your surgery in our office surgical suite you avoid the stress and extra expense of a third-party surgical facility.
William M. Ramsdell, M.D.
Dermatologist, Medical Director Central Texas Dermatology SkinCare Austin
Diplomate American Board of Dermatology
Dr. Ramsdell has practiced medical and surgical dermatology for almost 30 years, first at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, then in his own practice in Austin, beginning in 1983. In addition to his solo practice, he served as Chief of Dermatology at Brackenridge Hospital (now University Medical Center Brackenridge) from 1987 to 1989.
As technological advancements in the 1990s began making dramatic cosmetic improvement an affordable reality, Dr. Ramsdell opened SkinCare Austin medical spa to complement his clinical dermatology practice. He is the on-site, full-time medical director.
A talented painter, sculptor, and potter, Dr. Ramsdell is attuned to the nuances that make pleasing shapes, textures, and forms. His cosmetic work is a beautiful blend of art and science.
Dr. Ramsdell is a highly regarded dermatologist and surgeon with a long history of excellence and innovation. He was the first doctor in Central Texas to introduce the CO2 coherent laser for skin resurfacing and eye lifts and served as a certified preceptor, teaching other physicians how to perform these exacting procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the nation chosen to train in Europe and introduce the Sculptra™
cosmetic filler to the United States. He is also a sought-after specialist in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. Dr. Ramsdell is active in a number of respected medical organizations and has presented numerous lectures and authoritative scientific papers on medical and surgical dermatology.
Dr. Ramsdell serves as medical director for The Miracle Foundation, bringing help and hope to orphaned children in India. He also works with MEDICO, delivering health care to people in need in remote areas of Central America.
In his private time he collects and creates art and enjoys gardening, hunting, and fly fishing.
Texas dermatologists have honored Dr. Ramsdell with the Super Doctors®
designation every year since the program's inception in 2004. This annual list of outstanding practitioners, selected by their medical peers, is published in a special advertising section in Texas Monthly and comprises approximately the top 5 percent of the state's physicians in each area of specialty. As a member of the Super Doctors Blue Ribbon Panel, Dr. Ramsdell is among the highest scoring dermatologists —
the very best of the best.
Dr. Ramsdell serves on the board of
directors of The Miracle Foundation. He
is pictured with several of the foundation's beneficiaries in this video clip from India.
Dr. Ramsdell serving with MEDICO in
Lady Bird Johnson visits with Dr. Ramsdell during the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Gardens on Tour event. Dr. Ramsdell's home was selected for the 2007 tour.
Dr. Ramsdell's success with native Texas Hill Country plants is evident at his home and office. He is a popular guest on radio and TV gardening programs and is the subject of a profile on KLRU-TV's Central Texas Gardener.
Halliday C. McDonald, M.D.
Dermatologist Central Texas Dermatology SkinCare Austin
Diplomate American Board of Dermatology
Dr. Halliday McDonald is a Board Certified Dermatologist with expertise in general medical dermatology for both adults and children, as well as surgical dermatology. She has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, nail disorders, alopecia, pigmentary disorders, and many others. She also performs cosmetic procedures including BOTOX, Juv̻derm, Radiesse, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Dr. McDonald is dedicated to providing compassionate and quality care to each patient in an individualized manner. She is passionate about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. She believes in teaching her patients to be active participants in the health of their skin. She performs voluntary skin cancer screenings each year, and she is committed to the early detection of skin cancer.
Dr. McDonald trained in Texas and spent time as an academic dermatologist in Dallas, teaching dermatology to residents and medical students before moving to Colorado in 2010, where she joined a private practice. Her family moved to Austin in 2011, and the McDonalds are excited to make the city their permanent home Dr. McDonald is joined here by her husband, John, an orthopaedic surgeon, and their daughter. She and John enjoy hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time with their daughter.
Certified Physician's Assistant Central Texas Dermatology
Mellissa Binney, our physician's assistant, prescribes medication and performs
examinations and minor surgery under the supervision of Dr. Ramsdell. She is licensed
to practice medicine by the Texas State Medical Licensing Board and is certified by the
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Mellissa is a cum laude
graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and has past medical experience as a
P.A. in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology.
Mellissa is a dedicated volunteer for medical missions, building sustainable healthcare initiatives in remote areas of Central and South America through treatment, immunization, and education.
Mellissa examines young patients at Rancho el Paraiso clinic in an isolated mountainous area of Honduras. Infant mortality rates have dropped 98% in the Agalta Valley since Atlanta-based Honduras Outreach began these medical missions.
Mellissa volunteered at Clinica Medicina in Riobamba, Ecuador in 2010, treating medical conditions of children and adults and educating mothers about ways to improve the health of their families.