Founded in 2007 by Dr. Eric Adelman, D.O., Vitalogy Skincare is a full-service dermatology practice specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and clinical Medical Spa procedures. Dedicated to your lifelong skincare journey, our team is focused on keeping your skin healthy and looking great. We have locations in Georgetown, Cedar Park, Southwest Austin, Bastrop, Burnet, Marble Falls and San Marcos to best serve you!
At Vitalogy, we go beyond skincare — we practice patient care. The health of your skin deserves our highest level of care, from acne to skin cancer treatments and from fillers to facials. Not only committed to providing you with the highest level of care, we’re dedicated to arming you with the knowledge and education necessary to care for and protect your skin. Vitalogy. For life, and the life of your skin.
Introduce your skin to our medical experts. Call today to schedule for yourself and your loved ones. 512.930.3909
At Vitalogy Skincare, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of skin conditions, diseases and cancers. We understand the concern often caused by skin-related ailments, and we are especially known for a personalized level of care that always puts your comfort first. Because an accurate and timely diagnosis of any skin condition is vital for successful treatment, our doctors take real time to talk with you. We ensure your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed. We’re caring medical experts dedicated to the life of your skin.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized technique for the microscopically controlled removal of problem skin cancers. Developed more than 30 years ago by Dr. Frederic Mohs, this form of treatment combines the surgical removal of cancerous tissues along with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying roots. This layer-by-layer removal and identification process allows our surgeons to more effectively remove cancerous tissues. The single most effective technique for removing Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Mohs has a cure rate of up to 99 percent. The microscopic examination of removed tissues during the surgery eliminates the need to estimate how much to cut and how deep the tumor’s roots go. This enables Mohs surgeons to remove all of the cancerous cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. The standard of care for head and neck cancers, this method results in minimal scarring, making it an ideal choice for highly visible areas.
Though the procedure is done under local anesthesia and rarely requires hospitalization, it is recommended that only a Mohs Fellowship Trained doctor perform the surgery with the highest standards of quality and competency. Because healthy, cancer-free skin is the backbone and foundation of Vitalogy, we’re able to offer our patients three Fellowship Trained Mohs surgeons – Dr. Eric Adelman, D.O., Dr. Nicholas Snavely, M.D., and Dr. Carlos Gomez-Meade, D.O. Dr. Adelman, Dr. Snavely, and Dr. Gomez-Meade are the only Fellowship Trained Mohs surgeons in Williamson, Bastrop, Llano and Hays counties.
Skin cancer occurs when skin cells start growing abnormally, causing cancerous growths. Most skin cancers develop on the visible outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), particularly in sun-exposed areas (face, head, hands, arms and legs). They are usually easy to detect by examining the skin, which increases the chances of early treatment and survival.
Almost all skin cancers start as small, low-risk lesions, but can grow and become high-risk lesions if left untreated. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is the most alarming type because it has a higher risk of invading surrounding tissues or spreading to other parts of the body (metastasis) before being detected. Squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers are more likely to be detected and treated effectively before becoming malignant.
Diagnosing cancer typically requires a biopsy, in which a small piece of skin is removed for examination under a microscope and evaluated with other tests.
There are several different types of skin cancer, and in general, the treatment plan is based on the risk of the cancer spreading to another location or growing again (recurring) in the same location. Cancers that are likely to spread or recur are treated more aggressively. Treatment options may include medications such as Aldara (imiquimod) Cream or 5-fluorouracil, or procedures including cryosurgery, excision, Mohs surgery, or curettage-electrodessication. Skin cancer is a top priority at Vitalogy, and our Board Certified Dermatologist will work closely with you to select a method of treatment best suited for your specific case.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call 512.930.3909.
We all want youthful, radiant skin no matter our age. Vitalogy smooths the way to beautiful skin by focusing first on the health of your skin. Based on our strong medical dermatology services, we offer an equally strong range of cosmetic dermatology procedures and treatments. From medical to cosmetic, every step we take is a commitment to restoring and maintaining health in your skin.
You deserve the assurance of medical professionals, no matter what the procedure. Whether you’re looking for fillers or facials, microdermabrasion or mole removal, our team of medical experts is committed to safe, effective treatments with proven results. Vitalogy is your partner in achieving healthy, beautiful skin – for life, and the life of your skin.
Love your skin. Give us a call today and set an appointment for more information. 512.930.3909