Skin Care Treatments

We provide state-of-the-art approaches for dermatological conditions and offer a full range of skin care services. On this page you can learn a little more about some of the most common skin conditions we treat.

To visit with one of our board-certified dermatologists, please contact the office location nearest you and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment.

Conditions We Treat

Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Surgical and nonsurgical options for benign and cancerous growths of the skin, including Mohs micrographic surgery for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma

Melanoma

Consultation and surgical treatment with a skin cancer specialist

Psoriasis

The latest treatments for psoriasis, including topical and systemic medications and light-based therapies

Acne and Rosacea

Treatment of stubborn acne and rosacea, including the use of isotretinoin (Accutane®)

Aging Skin

Minimizing the appearance of sun damage and aging with laser treatments, Botox® and dermal fillers

Eczema and Dermatitis

Management of eczema and dermatitis including allergy testing

Hair Loss

A specialized clinic for the evaluation and treatment of hair loss disorders, including alopecia areata

Pigmentary Disorders

The Central Texas Center for Pigmentary Disorders focuses on dark spots such as melasma and white spots such as vitiligo

Rare Skin Conditions

Evaluation and management of complicated and rare skin diseases, including blistering disorders, lupus and vasculitis

Childhood Conditions

Treatment of childhood dermatologic conditions such as eczema and genetic skin disorders. We partner with other medical specialties in our Vascular Lesion Clinic to offer medical, surgical and laser treatment for birthmarks

Annual Skin Checks

Getting your skin checked once a year can help you detect and prevent skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States—call us to schedule a skin screening.

Treatment Types

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments are applied directly to the skin and are used to treat a variety of conditions. The major benefit to topical medications is that they generally have fewer side effects than systemic medications. Commonly prescribed topicals range from a simple over-the-counter acne medication to a prescription cream used to treat inflammatory conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Topical treatments may also be used to treat pre-cancerous lesions, skin cancers, and cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles and acne scars. In addition to regular prescription topicals, we also prescribe custom compounded creams for patients with certain conditions.

Systemic Treatments

Systemic treatments include oral or injectable medications. Systemic medications are often needed when the skin condition is particularly widespread or severe. Systemic steroids, for example, can be used to treat inflammatory conditions such as eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, and may be given in the form of pills or an injection.

Systemic treatments can also be combined with topicals for better results. One example is taking an oral antibiotic to improve acne while still using a prescription topical retinoid gel and special cleansers.

Skin Surgery

For some skin conditions, surgery may be recommended. Skin biopsies can be considered a minor type of skin surgery, and are performed every day in our office. Treatment for skin cancer often involves the surgical removal of the affected area. Surgical removal of benign lesions, such as non-cancerous moles, lipomas, or cysts, may be performed for cosmetic reasons or if the lesions are symptomatically bothersome.

Non-surgical Treatments

We commonly use cryotherapy, in which lesions such as warts and pre-cancerous growths are “frozen” with liquid nitrogen using a special instrument. While it does not work for all types of growths, this is a quick and safe method of getting rid of certain concerning lesions.

For conditions such as hair removal and photo damage, we offer intense pulse light (IPL) treatments, as well as chemical peels for acne scarring, wrinkles, and discoloration. We also offer therapeutic narrow band ultraviolet light (NBUVB) and excimer laser (XTRAC) treatments for conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. For anti-aging and rejuvenation, injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers may be recommended.

Wait and See

Some skin conditions do not require any treatment and may improve on their own over time. Birthmarks that fade as children age are a good example. For individuals with numerous moles, we sometimes employ photographic monitoring which can help in deciding which moles need to be biopsied and which can just be monitored. However, many other skin conditions get worse without treatment, so it is important to be vigilant and check with your dermatologist about any new, concerning growths or other skin problems.