Meet Lori Walkoviak, RN, MSN, FNP-C at DermaTouch RN

This month, we are excited to present a series of blogs that showcase our highly qualified and professional staff at DermaTouch RN, which started with last week’s blog, “Meet Dina Forsyth, RN, BSN at DermaTouch RN.”

At DermaTouch RN, we take pride in hiring and collaborating with the best in the industry that are backed by decades of experience and education. In addition to medical science, members of our staff are trained in the fields of chemistry, biology, and diet and nutrition. Led by Founder, Renee Moschitto, the staff at DermaTouch RN creates an environment where patients know they’re in good hands.

Lori Walkoviak RN, MSN, FNP-C, is another valuable member of the DermaTouch RN team. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she’s a graduate from UT Health Science Center in Houston, TX and now considers Houston her home. With more than 18 years of experience as a registered nurse, she brings the quality and value required for our center. Her goals are to establish lasting relationships with her clients while providing safe, exceptional medical care.

To find out more about Lori and the rest of DermaTouch RN’s staff, visit our ABOUT page. To find out more about DermaTouch RN and its services, visit the DermaTouch RN HOME page.

With decades of combined experience in the healthcare and aesthetic industries, we can provide the best in service options to meet our patient’s health care and cosmetic needs. Contact us today or call 281.895.9090 to find out how we can support your cosmetic and health needs to achieve your overall wellness goals!

Meet Dina Forsyth, RN, BSN at DermaTouch RN

DermaTouch RN prides itself on hiring and collaborating with a team of professionals backed by decades of education and experience in chemistry, diet and nutrition, biology, and medical science. In doing so, DermaTouch RN, lead by Founder and industry expert, Renee Moschitto, can ensure it provides the best quality, services, customer service, and desired results for its patients.

Dina Forsyth, RN, BSN, is a member of the DermaTouch RN team that provides the expert support the center requires for a number of services. With her experience and professionalism, Dina adds valuable support to the center, specifically in the areas of skin resurfacing and injectable treatments, BOTOX® and fillers (Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®).

Dina holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Texas. She also worked as a Registered Nurse at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s Emergency Department. She puts the patient first, and in doing so, ensures the patient walks away feeling confident that they receive the results, service, and approach to the overall well-being they desire.

To find out more about Dina and the rest of DermaTouch RN’s staff, visit our ABOUT page. To find out more about DermaTouch RN and its services, visit the DermaTouch RN HOME page.

With decades of combined experience in the healthcare and aesthetic industries, we’re able to provide valuable consult to our patients. We’re here to listen and understand our patients’ needs while carefully structuring an individualized plan to meet those needs. Contact us today or call 281.895.9090 to find out how we can support your cosmetic and health needs to achieve your overall wellness goals!

BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Overall Well-Being

If you’re someone on the path to well-being and optimal health, you’ve likely heard of a treatment referred to as Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is used to help bring the body’s hormone levels back into balance.

As we age, the body produces lower levels of hormones. This drop in hormone levels can cause a variety of undesirable symptoms, such as low energy, weight gain, trouble sleeping, low libido, hair loss, depression, mood swings, and fatigue.

DermaTouch RN offers BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

At DermaTouch RN, we believe that overall well-being means feeling good from the inside out, which includes balanced hormones. With extensive research on how to best support our patients, we selected BioTE® all natural Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy. The BioTE team developed a product offering “the balance of nature and science with extraordinary benefits, as balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men as we age.” (BioTE 2015)

How does BioTE work?

BioTE works by optimizing your specific hormone levels with tiny all natural pellets that work just under the skin. These pellets release bio-identical testosterone and estrogen that are consistently absorbed by the body as needed.

Why Bio-Identical Hormones?

Unlike  synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are formulated to be biochemically identical to the hormones your body already produces. This approach to Hormone Replacement Therapy is preferred by many providers, because hormones that are biochemically identical to those which  one’s own body produces  are often easier for the body to utilize.

DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success, so contact us today for your free consultation to find out if Bio-Identical Hormones are right for you!

Ultherapy – A Lift and Tightening Treatment that Works

Are you looking for a procedure to give the appearance of a more youthful looking neck? Or, are you looking for a way to lift your eyebrows and chin and eliminate the wrinkles on your chest? All without going under the knife? Then, Ultherapy Uplifting Ultrasound could be the perfect treatment for you.

Ultherapy is the first non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to lift the chin, brow, and neck and to improve wrinkles and lines on the chest area.  For three years in a row, the treatment has earned a Best of Beauty Award by NewBeauty editors and readers and has a 90% patient satisfaction rating in clinical studies.

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy clear down to the skin’s foundational layer, without disturbing the surface layer of the skin. The energy can work as deep as that of a surgeon during a face-lift to stimulate collagen production and lift and tighten the skin. More than one treatment may be necessary for optimal results.

How can we prove that Ultherapy really works?

Ultherapy does indeed work, and the beauty of the treatment is the visible proof. Additionally, for someone with collagen depletion, Ultherapy can take pictures all the way to the bone, which means that a picture taken at the time of treatment can be compared to another taken four to six months down the road to prove it’s working and stimulating collagen. This Ultherapy photography capability makes it different than any other treatment on the market.

Is Ultherapy safe?

At DermaTouch RN, Ultherapy treatment has proven safe and effective for clients. Capturing good photographs can help show the improved results over time.

Get more bang for your buck with Ultherapy adjunct treatments.

A reputable MedSpa will work with you to develop a personal treatment plan to meet all of your specific skin care needs. For optimal Ultherapy results, many patients combine the treatment with other treatments for a comprehensive skincare treatment program. For example, Ultherapy can lift and tighten the skin at very deep layers. When combined with the SkinPen® treatment–which improves skin texture and the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the superficial layer of the skin–patients can target both the deep layers and the superficial layers of the skin for optimal results. Fillers can also be a great adjunct to Ultherapy treatments, depending on the area of the face being treated. At many MedSpas, like DermaTouch RN, you get more bang for your buck when you consider adjunct treatments as part of a complete skincare program.

DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success, so contact us today for your free consultation to find out if Ultherapy is right for you!

Innovative SculpSure Treatment for Permanent Fat Loss

Want to get rid of that hard-to-lose fat around your abdomen and flank areas? Look no further than SculpSure, an innovative technology developed by Cynosure. Per Cynosure’s website, “SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat.”

How does SculpSure work?

SculpSure works when paddles are placed on the target area to melt away subcutaneous fat. This process sculpts and defines areas where it’s difficult to lose fat. Once the fat cells are melted away, they are permanently removed from the body. Visceral fat, the fat the protects your organs, is left untouched.

What can I expect during a SculpSure treatment?

The goal is to “treat to complete” with SculpSure by getting rid of up to 25 percent of the subcutaneous fat per treatment from that treatment area. Though some only need one treatment to see the results they desire, most need two.

SculpSure treatments are very comfortable and tolerable because the process transmits waves of heat and coolness onto the patient’s skin. Treatment time is only 25 minutes and there’s no downtime, so you can even stop in on your lunch break for a treatment.

What’s the difference between SculpSure and CoolSculpting?

There are two major differences between CoolSculpting and SculpSure that you need to be aware of. First, CoolSculpting is FDA approved, but unlike SculpSure, it never received an indication from the FDA–an indication is important and indicates that the device is effective in what it was created to treat; in other words, it’s been proven to work.

Second, CoolSculpting works by sucking tissue into a suction cup, which can leave divets in the skin, similar to lipo-suction. SculpSure, on the other hand, uses heat to melt away fat, leaving a much smoother appearance.

SculpSure is Not Weight Loss.

SculpSure is fat loss, not weight loss. The number of fat cells we’re born with doesn’t change over time. However, when you gain or lose weight, the size of your fat cells change. With SculpSure, fat cells are eliminated for good–you’ll be more sculpted, but you won’t necessarily lose weight. Also, if you do gain weight, you’ll gain weight in the deeper layer of fat cells because the superficial layer has been removed with the SculpSure process.

Find a reputable and safe facility for treatment.

When you’re looking for a MedSpa for your fat loss treatment, be sure to do your homework and make sure the facility you’re working with maintains legal practices and has a track record of positive results. For more information about legal vs. illegal practices, read our blog, “Legal vs. Illegal Practices: Do You Know Who is Injecting You?”

DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success, so call today for your free consultation to find out if SculpSure is right for you!

Safely Remove Those Nasty Warts with Laser Technology!

If you are someone who has ever had or has a wart or warts, especially if they’re visible to others, then you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing they can be. Though they typically don’t cause any pain, they are often rough to the touch, and depending on where they’re located, they can get in the way of daily activities (like having one on your thumb or ring finger). Warts can impact individuals of all ages, from young children to elderly adults.

What causes warts? Are they contagious?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When the virus infects the top layer of the skin, or

common wart

epidermis, a wart will appear. Warts are not cancerous but are contagious. They can be spread by contact with the wart or something that came in contact with it. Though they are typically rough and skin-colored, they can also be smooth, flat, and darker in color.

Are there different types of warts?

Yes, there are a few different types of warts that vary in size, how they look, and grow on different parts of the body.

Common warts

Common warts often grow on the fingers, back of the hands, and around the nails. They often feel like rough bumps and can have little black dots that look like seeds.

Plantar warts

Plantar warts can grow in clusters, are often flat or grow inward with black dots, and mostly grow on the soles of the feet. They often hurt when you walk on them.

Flat warts

Flat warts are typically smoother and smaller than other warts and often grow in groups of 20 to 100. They can occur anywhere on the body, though men often get them in the beard area, women on their legs, and children on their face.

Filiform warts

Filiform warts stick out like long threads and typically grow quickly around the eyes, mouth, and nose.

How can you treat warts?

Warts sometimes go away on their own, or if they’re hidden and not bothersome, then one might choose to leave them alone. Many, however, prefer to have them removed. With some treatments, there’s a risk of warts returning after removal. At DermaTouch RN, however, we first remove the hard overgrowth of epithelial cells with the Sciton Ablative Laser. Patients then return two weeks later for us to utilize the 532nm Aura Laser to target the vascular system that was hijacked by the virus. With the 532nm Aura Laser, the blood supply is cut off from the wart, and after this occurs, the wart will not grow back.

How can you prevent warts from spreading?

As mentioned earlier, warts are contagious and can spread. Per the American Academy of Dermatology, “To prevent warts from spreading, dermatologists recommend the following: Do not pick or scratch at warts. Wear flip-flops or pool shoes in public showers, locker rooms, and pool areas. Do not touch someone’s wart. Keep foot warts dry, as moisture tends to allow warts to spread.”

Why DermaTouch RN vs. a dermatologist or doctor’s office?

MedSpas like DermaTouch RN treat many of the same skin conditions that Dermatologists and doctor’s offices treat, and they do so at a fraction of the cost. To find a reputable MedSpa, do your research and look for a facility backed by reputable practitioners and positive reviews for the treatment that you’re seeking.

Contact DermaTouch RN today and let our more than 10 years of experience help you eliminate warts and conquer any other skin care problems you might have!

Successfully Remove Your Skin Tags with Laser Technology

skin tag or soft fibroma usually occurs at neck, face, armpits and body

Skin tags—extremely common, small skin growths—are typically harmless. However, if you have any of these growths on your skin, you might find them annoying or embarrassing to deal with. They often occur on the eyelids, under the breasts, in groin folds, under armpits, and on the neck.

What causes Skin Tags?

Some people have just one or a few skin tags, whereas others could have a hundred of them. The cause of skin tags is unclear, though obesity does seem to be a factor. However, skin tags can occur on people of all types and tend to increase in number as we age, with middle-aged and older being impacted the most.

How can you treat Skin Tags?

At some point in their life, almost everyone will develop a skin tag. Similar to how we treat Seborrheic keratosis, we use the 532nm Aura Laser at DermaTouch RN. Some of the benefits of using the 532 is that the healing time, bleeding, and pain are all minimized because laser light seals and sterilizes tissue as it cuts. The laser works when an intense beam of light burns and destroys the growth. By treating the peduncle (stem) of the skin tags, the aura laser targets the vascular system causing the skin tag to fall off within a week. The growth rarely grows back, making it the best laser choice for such procedures. Most patients experience little pain and no downtime, and when necessary, a topical anesthetic can be used to numb the area.

Why DermaTouch RN vs. a Doctor’s office?

DermaTouch RN and similar facilities can treat many of the same skin conditions that Dermatologists treat with similar results at a fraction of the cost. Look for a MedSpa, like DermaTouch RN, backed by positive reviews and a long track record for treating the condition you need help with.

Contact DermaTouch RN today and let our more than 10 years of experience work for you. We’ll help you get rid of those bothersome skin tags in not time!

Treating Seborrheic Keratosis with Laser Therapy at DermaTouch RN  


seborrheic keratosis

This month, our blogs posts have focused on ways to treat common skin conditions, such as melasma and cherry angiomas. Continuing with that trend, today’s post will focus on how to treat the common, yet bothersome, skin condition known as Seborrheic Keratoses. Per the American Academy of Dermatology, Seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik care-uh-TOE-sis) is a common skin growth. It may look worrisome, but it is benign (not cancer). These growths often appear in middle-aged and older adults. Some people get just one. It is, however, more common to have many. They are not contagious.”

What causes Seborrheic Keratosis?

As with many skin conditions, the cause of seborrheic keratosis is unknown. However, the occurrence of this condition seems to run in families and be linked to sun exposure and estrogen replacement therapy. They are not contagious and rarely occur in children.

What are the symptoms of Seborrheic Keratosis?

Other than the palms and soles, seborrheic keratosis can develop anywhere on the body. They typically start as small, rough bumps that thicken and develop a wart-like surface over time. The spots have a wax-like appearance and can range in color from black to white, but are generally brown in color. They can range in size from very small to the size of a half-dollar. Other than seeing or feeling that they’re there when you touch the skin, they typically cause no pain or itching of the skin.

How can you treat Seborrheic Keratosis?

At DermaTouch RN, we use the Profactional Laser or 532nm Aura Laser. The laser burns and destroys the growth when an intense beam of light is directed onto the growth. Bleeding, healing time, and pain are all reduced with the use of a laser because the laser light sterilizes and seals as it cuts tissue. A topical anesthetic can be used to numb the area, though it often isn’t needed; it depends on the patient’s pain tolerance and size of the growth.

Why DermaTouch RN or a MedSpa vs. a Doctor’s office?

Often, MedSpas can treat the same skin conditions that Dermatologists treat, but at a fraction of the cost. Do your research to find a cost effective MedSpa, like DermaTouch RN that has years of experience treating the condition you need help with.

Contact DermaTouch RN today and let our decade of experience work for you. We’ll help you get rid of your seborrheic keratosis with positive results in no time.

Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox at DermaTouch RN

If you’re someone who suffers from hyperhidrosis, then you know what it’s like to feel embarrassed by the excessive sweat that forms under your arms. Stained shirts, excessive sweat during workouts, and more all create scenarios that are unpleasant for those who are all too familiar with hyperhidrosis.

Botox Can Treat Hyperhidrosis.

It’s true that sweating is a natural part of life, but if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, then your level of sweat is far from natural and likely impacts your day to day life and activities. Fortunately, there are treatments approved to help, and Botox is one of them.

Per the International Hyperhidrosis Society, “In 2004, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.”

Botox has been shown to decrease sweating by 82 to 87 percent when used to treat underarm excessive sweating. Results vary but are typically noticeable within four days of treatment with the full effects showing after about four weeks. Some studies have shown that dryness can last up to 14 months, with four to 12 months being the average.

DermaTouch RN Uses Botox to Successfully Treat Hyperhidrosis.

For more than a decade, DermaTouch RN has been treating patients for several skin care and cosmetic concerns. We’ve had success in treating several patients with hyperhidrosis for a fraction of the cost of going to a dermatologist. We treat the condition with 50 units of Botox under each arm, which requires no downtime for the patient.

Contact DermaTouch RN today to find out how we can help you say goodbye to underarm sweat!

Treating Cherry Angiomas in Houston, TX with Amazing Results

cherry angioma, also known as campbell de morgan spots

As shared in last week’s blog, Melasma treatments that do and do not work, many people turn to dermatologists for their skin care issues because of their perceived expert status in treating skin conditions. However, MedSpas and aesthetic service providers, like DermaTouch RN, often have proven success at treating skin conditions at a fraction of the price.  For example, Cherry Angiomas are frequently treated at DermaTouch RN.

What are Cherry Angiomas?

Cherry Angiomas are a proliferation of benign dilated blood vessels. Per, ” A cherry angioma is often bright red, circular or oval in shape, and small — ranging in size from a pinpoint to one-fourth of an inch in diameter. Some cherry angiomas appear smooth and even with your skin, while others appear slightly raised. They most often grow on the torso, arms, and shoulders.”

What Causes Cherry Angiomas?

The cause of cherry angiomas is unclear, though some studies show that they might be linked to climate, pregnancy, aging, and exposure to chemicals. They often occur in individuals 30 years of age and older, and after 30, often increase in size and number.

How do we treat Cherry Angiomas?

At DermaTouch RN, we treat Cherry Angiomas with our 532nm Aura Laser. The laser works by coagulating the blood, which temporarily turns the red spot darker. The body then absorbs the treated area, and the lesion disappears. This spot treatment causes little to no discomfort for patients with amazing results.

For more than a decade, DermaTouch RN has been treating skin conditions like cherry angiomas. Contact us today so we can help you remove cherry angiomas from your skin with the right combination of laser treatments. You’ll love the results!