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Botox for Depression: A New Use for Neurotoxins

By: Dr. Emily Prosise, MD We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Look better, feel better.’ And you and I know this to be true! That feeling of stepping out of the med spa after a treatment is unmatched. But now, research is here to back up our Botox habit for its ability to not only smooth […]

A Dermatologist’s Tips for Soothing a Sunburn

By: Dr. Emily Prosise, MD A sunburn may feel like just a short-term pain, but after the redness and discomfort fade, the damage remains. Sunburns can range from a mild pink to blistering, but any degree of burn is a sign of damage to your DNA that can result in premature aging and skin cancer. […]

Dermatologist’s Favorite Sunscreens

By: Dr. Emily Prosise, MD Of course, we all think to apply sunscreen during the hot summer months when we’re headed to the pool or the lake, but the reality is, sunscreen should be a part of your daily anti-aging skincare routine year-round. It’s important to be extra mindful to re-apply sunscreen every two hours […]

Do Collagen Supplements Work to Improve My Skin?

By: Dr. Emily Prosise, MD If you’ve been adding collagen powder to your morning coffee, you know it can help you feel more satiated throughout the day. But does ingesting a collagen supplement have added benefits for your skin health too? Collagen is a hard-working protein our bodies need to survive and thrive, and it […]

How to Spot a Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it can be cured if caught early. You should check your own skin at home on a monthly basis, taking note of any new or changing growths or moles. Other warning signs may include a spot that is itching, bleeding, or just not healing in a […]

Bridal Beauty Checklist

  Entrust your pre-wedding beauty regimen to the experts who understand that timing is everything. The medical aestheticians at Central Texas Dermatology schedule backwards from your special date to determine the products and procedures best for your individual skincare needs in the months leading up to your wedding. We’ll develop a bridal beauty checklist that […]

Dermatologists’ Favorite Self-Tanners and How to Apply Them at Home

  You may feel a little pale and pasty after spending the winter indoors, but we implore you to resist the urge to go indoor tanning. Exposure to the UVA and UVB rays emitted by tanning beds can increase your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent, and that risk […]

Warts and All: What You Need to Know about Common Warts

A wart is a rough growth on the skin caused by a type of virus called a human papilloma virus (HPV.) There are over 100 different types of HPV. The types of HPV that cause non-genital warts are different from the types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer and other types of cancer. Anyone […]

Caring for Dry Lips

  Dry, cracked lips are often a symptom of colder weather, but you don’t have to live with them all winter! He are dermatologists’ tips for healing dry, chapped lips: 1. Use non-irritating lip balm, lipstick, and other products that you apply to your lips. Many people mistake discomfort, such as burning, stinging, or tingling, […]

How to Treat Actinic Keratosis With Chemical Peel Expert, Lia Stratton

Central Texas Dermatology nurse practitioner Lia Stratton is dedicated to applying the latest medical research in treating skin disease and providing patients with customized anti-aging solutions. Here, she shares how a treatment that’s medically indicated for halting the evolution of pre-cancerous lesions can also have positive cosmetic benefits for patients. Actinic Keratoses (AK) are common […]