At United Dermatology Associates, we offer a wide array of cosmetic services, from skincare products, to cosmetic procedures such as laser, chemical peels, Botox, and fillers.
If you are not sure what products are right for you, it is best to schedule a cosmetic consultation, during which our aesthetician or cosmetic specialists will address all of your concerns and draw out a plan of action.
Did anyone get the new "Shine" magazine in the mail ? Look who's featured! Dr. Jeannine Hoang is sharing valuable information about workout wear. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you're not busy, or have some time during lunch tune in to hear our very own Kyla Crispe talk and inform listeners on Melanoma with Texas Talk Live with Lezlee. ... See MoreSee Less
Jump in the bowl today with Lezlee, Kyla, and Jodi Grunwald 🎙 Hear from these local experts what you can do to protect and perfect your skin. 11-1 on Fishbowl Radio Network
2 days ago ·
Our office was honored to be a sponsor of an event that was put on this morning by several teachers in our community. "Shannon's Run" is an event dedicated to the memory of Shannon Mabe and Melanoma Awareness. Her precious family was there along with some of the teachers she worked with at Donna Shepard Intermediate School. Her husband Chris Mabe spoke about the importance of getting a yearly skin check and how something tiny turned into something deadly. Thank you to Lesley Greenwood Burke for organizing this event and to everyone who participated today -- our hope is that together we can educate our community about skin cancer awareness! ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago ·
We don't always have video cameras filming what we do, but it's nice to catch our providers on film -- it shows how genuinely they care for their patients ! ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago ·
Most insurance plans allow for a yearly skin check ! Call our office to schedule yours ! (817) 539-0959 ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
If you've been putting off getting your skin checked, maybe this story will convince you. These pictures show what our patient looked like during rounds of chemo, and the story attached was written by his wife. These are regular folks, no family history of skin cancer, and the "spot" was barely visible. They are actual patients at UDA, and thankfully she knew about a symptom that most people don't realize ....
"A friend of mine who works in the marketing department at United Dermatology recently asked if I could write a blog about my husband’s journey battling melanoma. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. The month is half over and I have yet to find the time to sit down and address this. It is bad timing for us. We were in the middle of the most critical business dealings of our lives and fighting off a case of pneumonia at the same time. He managed to get to the business deal done and get well just in time for a trip we have planned. We are in the hotel and I am awake early (still on Texas time) and this promise to my friend is still nagging at me. It is important. You see, I believe that a random conversation I had with a coworker could very well have saved my husband’s life and if someone randomly happens to be reading this and learns something from it potentially another life could be saved as well.
On that day some of my coworkers were hanging out in my office and one girl was talking about her feet swelling because she had some lymph nodes removed due to a place where she had melanoma on her leg. I was curious and asked her how she knew to get the spot on her leg checked. “What did it look like?” I wanted to know the scoop. Her spot sounded like what you would expect, very dark, irregular edges and changing. One thing she said was, “All I know is if it itches you should get it checked.” I had never heard that before.
Fast forward to my husband’s story. He had just been through another medical battle with heart disease. Unfortunately he has it in his family. At age 48 we discovered his main artery was 100% blocked and another artery was 75% blocked. The first surgery to put in stents was unsuccessful. A second attempt with another surgeon was luckily a success. However he had a rare complication in the artery in his leg that they go in and it required repair. After this healed, the same thing happen in his other leg (from the second surgery). They repaired it but the pseudo-aneurysm was too large and eventually he ended up with a mass in his leg the size of a grapefruit. He was under the knife again with a vascular surgeon. Eventually the leg healed, his heart felt like new and we were on to a new chapter and ready to enjoy life again.
Well, it turns out if it weren’t for bad luck at this time in our lives my sweet hubby would have none. We had moved on with our lives. Working very hard, raising kids, running a hectic sports schedule etc. One day he says the middle of his back really itches and asks me to look at it. Seeing absolutely nothing I scratch his back and send him on his way. A week or so later the same thing. And then again…I tell him he’s crazy there is nothing there. A few days later he does it again. This time I can see the tiniest spot. It did not look anything like you would expect. It is the size of the tip of a pen, pink, round and very, very itchy. I tell him I don’t know but I heard once that if it itches you should get it checked. Amazingly he calls that day and makes an appointment. About a week later the dermatologist assures him it looks fine but biopsies it anyway to be safe. A few days later came the call. It’s melanoma. This not the cut it off and everything will be fine type of skin cancer. It is deadly and fast moving. Surgery is scheduled right away to remove the spot and a large area around it and a few lymph nodes under each arm to see if it has spread. Remember what I said about his luck? It spread. That is how fast this is. In that amount of time! It had literally just surfaced and he had it checked. His survival rate went from around almost 70% to a 24% chance of survival with that news. He went back for another surgery to have all of the lymph nodes removed from under his arm which left him very bruised and swollen and required drains for a few weeks. He was told regular chemo is not effective and the standard course of treatment was interferon for a year which would have harsh side effects, his brain would be very foggy and mental side effects such as depression were quite common and that this would only increase his chance of survival by about 5%. All he could think of was the fact that his family depended on him and being a small business owner the families of his employees also depended on him. That is my husband. Unselfish, hardworking and dedicated is putting it mildly. This won’t work. We research. We find an oncologist who finds a study for us. They are making great progress with immunotherapy but it is still experimental. He is lucky enough to get accepted into a study they are doing at Baylor with a new drug called Ipilimumab (Yervoy). It is given like Chemo at the cancer center over the course of several months. The study had several arms and he was put in the arm which gave the very largest dose of this drug. This was a bit unfortunate because the side effects at this level were huge. It caused many inflammatory issues which were different depending on the patient. For him it was some of the digestive issues but he ended up with the worst case of hives covering his entire body you can ever imagine. He was covered in huge red welts from head to toe. He wanted to crawl out of his skin which was on fire, hot, itchy and painful. This was a low point for sure. They were able to calm it with high doses of steroids which wasn’t ideal but was necessary. He gained weight and became very bloated around his face and neck because he had to stay on the steroids for about 6 months which is much longer than he or the oncologist would have liked but it was necessary. He seemed to be improving. His thyroid was damaged and must be controlled with medicine but slowly and surely he gained his health back for the most part. They had to stop his arm of the study because they lost too many people due to the harsh side effects at that dose. The study is not fully completed yet but we recently found out they have approved the drug he was on for stage 3 and 4 patients. We cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are that he made it through and that he got this drug. The research is very promising but there is still much to learn.
Fast forward to now. 4 years and still cancer free! Thank God. He gets scans every 6 months and is relatively healthy. The gratitude we feel is enormous. We are about to begin our retirement and move to be near our boys who are grown and my family. We are so grateful for every day and every moment we have with the people we love. If you take nothing else away from this story please remember to get anything remotely suspicious at all on your skin checked IMMEDIATELY. Melanoma is no joke, it is fast and very deadly. If you catch it early there are resources to help you. If it ends up being nothing, be filled with gratitude. Eat healthy, exercise, wear sunscreen and get your skin checked every year by a dermatologist! Enjoy your day with your friends and family and stay healthy!" ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
May is Melanoma Awareness Month ! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
Needless to say, our reps spoil us 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
Our office is proud to be a sponsor for this deserving charity ! Come join us ! We will have lots of freebies ! 😎
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2 weeks ago ·
Curious about Ultherapy ? This is happening right now .... A non-surgical alternative to a face lift ! 😊
Marla Sohns Shanda Teri Williams-Cortines ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
United Dermatology Associates added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
Proudly sporting our black ribbons for Melanoma Awareness Month ! 😎 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
It is Melanoma Monday ! "Check yourself daily" and get checked professionally once a year !
Jeannine Hoang Lisa Hogan-Moody Kyla Crispe Tiffany VanGundy Bivens Allison Wilbanks ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·