Blog Archive

Dealing with Eczema and Psoriasis Flare-ups Sep 1st, 2019

The itching and pain of eczema or psoriasis can be frustrating, especially when the discomfort interferes with your day. You may also struggle with the appearance of the dry, flaky skin and thick, scaly patches that develop on your body. While there’s no cure for eczema and psoriasis, you can...

What Can I Do About Skin Tags? Aug 1st, 2019

Skin tags can be a source of frustration, especially when they grow on your face or creases of your body. Friction from your clothing or movements can irritate the extra skin growths, or they may become painful when the tags get caught on your jewelry, hairbrush, or razor. While skin...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective for Treating Hair Loss Jul 5th, 2019

If you’re concerned about your appearance because of premature hair loss, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may be able to help you. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can stimulate new hair growth and enhance the thickness of your hair. This minimally invasive procedure addresses the root cause of your hair loss and can...

Five Ways to Help Prevent Skin Cancer and Why You Should See a Board-Certified Dermatologist Yearly Jun 1st, 2019

It’s estimated that one in five adults will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Men and women age 40 and more and anyone with a family history of skin cancer are especially at risk for the disease, but everyone should be taking the right precautions to avoid...

How the Innovative Laser Genesis® System Can Help Restore Your Youth May 1st, 2019

When wrinkles, large pores, and noticeable sun damage make you avoid the mirror, it may be time to consider the many benefits of surgery-free laser treatments to restore the health of your skin. David Bushore, M.D. of Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, offers the innovative Laser Genesis® system...

3 Reasons Why You Should Give Revanesse® Versa™ a Try This Spring Apr 1st, 2019

Spring is a season of renewal and a great time to reverse the signs of aging. Dr. David A Bushore offers a variety of options to enhance your natural features and help you look younger than ever without the risks of anesthesia or surgery. One popular option for addressing wrinkles...

How Kybella® Can Help Rid You of Your Pesky Double Chin Mar 7th, 2019

If the development of a double chin is making you self-conscious about your appearance, Kybella® may be the solution you need. David A. Bushore, MD, at Balcones Dermatology in Austin, Texas, offers this revolutionary, in-office treatment that can reduce the excess fat under your chin. Kybella® is a simple, painless...

3 Great Nonsurgical Treatments for Anti-Aging Feb 4th, 2019

When wrinkles and lines on your face make you look older than your years, it may be the right time to consider anti-aging treatments. David A. Bushore, MD, at Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, offers several options to reverse the signs of aging without the need for surgery....

Feel Amazing in Your Body This Year with CoolSculpting Jan 9th, 2019

If you’re tired of struggling to lose those pesky areas of stubborn fat and want to revamp your body without surgery, consider starting the new year off with innovative CoolSculpting® treatments. David A. Bushore, MD, at Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, offers this advanced, nonsurgical treatment to address...

3 Interesting Facts About Microneedling Dec 6th, 2018

The idea of puncturing your own skin to improve its health may sound strange at first, however that’s what microneedling is all about. This popular treatment is restoring the youthful appearance of many men and women safely and effectively. If you’re not familiar with the benefits of microneedling, read on...

Refresh Your Face With Juvéderm®️ Nov 19th, 2018

If your age is beginning to show on your face, making you look more tired and worn out than you feel, it can take away from your self-confidence. When wrinkles and sagging skin begin to affect your satisfaction with your appearance and you want to refresh your look, it may...

What To Expect During Your First CoolSculpting Treatment Oct 15th, 2018

If you’ve heard about the new technology that freezes away fat, we understand why you may be dubious. After all, you’ve likely been trying for years to get rid of stubborn fat using every approach imaginable, with nothing to show for your efforts. In fact, there’s no shortage of products,...

Get Rid of Your Double Chin With Kybella Sep 26th, 2018

Whether it’s a gift of genetics or is related to your age or excess weight, a double chin can mess with your confidence. If you’re among the 67% of Americans who are bothered by their double chin (according to the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery), you probably find yourself looking...

3 Permanent Ways to Diminish Acne Scars Aug 24th, 2018

As we exit our tumultuous teenage years, there’s a lot we want to leave behind, including acne. Unfortunately, acne can follow us into adulthood, thanks to the scarring this skin condition can leave behind.To help put the past firmly in the past, we offer several exciting techniques here at Balcones...

Why It’s Extra Important To Protect Your Skin From the Sun After Cosmetic Treatments Jul 20th, 2018

Why It’s Extra Important To Protect Your Skin From the Sun After Cosmetic TreatmentsMany cosmetic treatments leave your skin much more vulnerable to the sun’s rays, so it’s critical to protect yourself. For as long as six months following some procedures, you may need to take extra precautions. The level...

A Wrinkle Refresher: 10 Quick Facts You Should Know Jun 28th, 2018

Wrinkling was once considered an inevitable consequence of aging, especially if you had fair skin or came from a family that had a tendency to wrinkle. Luckily, we’re living in a time where we have more control over how and when we age than ever. Dr. David A. Bushore, board-certified...

How CoolSculpting® Freezes Away Your Fat May 24th, 2018

When struggling to obtain your ideal body, genetics and diet-resistant fat often work against you. Fortunately, there’s CoolSculpting, a non-surgical and scientifically-proven treatment that can reduce stubborn fat by up to 25% in a single session. The truth about body fatWhat makes CoolSculpting an effective treatment is that it’s not...

Living With Eczema Apr 20th, 2018

The daily struggle with atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is real. For nearly 30% of the American population who are living with eczema, it can be a challenge to get through the day or sleep restfully at night while battling the itchy symptoms of eczema. Expert dermatologist, Dr. David A. Bushore,...

Products To Avoid If You Have Eczema Mar 26th, 2018

If you have eczema, you know how difficult it can be to find products that won’t irritate your skin. Sometimes, knowing what to avoid can be as helpful as product recommendations.Beware of scentAny product that contains fragrance is liable to trigger your eczema. Synthetic fragrances are particularly problematic, but natural...

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin in Your 30s Mar 1st, 2018

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin in Your 30sConsider this a message from your future self: Take care of your skin now, while you’re still in your 30s. It’s one of the best beauty investments you’ll ever make.At Balcones Dermatology, we believe in enhancing and preserving your unique beauty, and...

What’s the Link Between Melasma and Hormones? Mar 1st, 2018

In some ways, melasma — a condition that causes gray or brown patches on the face — is a mystery. Far more women than men have melasma, and experts have long believed that there is some connection between the condition and hormonal changes. Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas,...

Four Super-Popular Cosmetic Treatments for Men Nov 13th, 2017

Women aren’t the only ones getting cosmetic treatments to look younger. More men are flocking to their dermatologists seeking nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. From celebrities like Brad Pitt, Deion Sanders, and Simon Cowell to regular, real-life guys, men are getting “work done.” Procedures such as Botox®, chemical peels, micro needling, and...

Microneedling: The Hottest New Skin Care Treatment Oct 10th, 2017

If you’re seeking one of the latest, nonsurgical procedures to improve your skin’s appearance with little to no downtime, look no further than microneedling. At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we offer FDA-approved microneedling. It’s the craze in Hollywood with celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt flocking...

Chin Up: Five Fantastic Facts About Kybella® Sep 13th, 2017

Getting rid of your double chin used to mean undergoing a surgical procedure or settling for less than stellar results with temporary fixes such as tightening creams. At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we’re happy to provide highly effective Kybella® injections as an alternative to surgery for successfully reducing...