Changing how you look changes how you feel — a new look is transforming.
After three years in a small suite in Seton Medical Pavilion, Vitalogy Skincare is transforming into a larger clinic in a new location, 300 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Suite 109, to better serve its customers. The clinic opens at 8 a.m. Sept. 25.
The first Vitalogy Skincare clinic started in Harker Heights in October 2014 and is one of nine in Central Texas.
Founded in 2007, Vitalogy Skincare is a full-service, dermatology practice specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and clinical aesthetic procedures.
Workers put the final touches on the renovation, that started Aug. 1, by installing new flooring, electrical wiring and painting walls in the 3,000-square-foot suite — double the size of the other space.
More exam rooms were built, increasing the total from four to six, said Bruce Brown, facilities coordinator.
“We are creating spaces for everything from waiting rooms and record keeping to treatment rooms and making new storage spaces,” Brown said. “This is not a major renovation because an eye clinic was here before us, so we’re adjusting this to our needs.”
The furniture, office and medical equipment is a mixture of new and previous items from the other clinic. The total makeover costs were not available.
“We are very excited about offering our patients a larger, more accommodating facility,” said Dr. Sulochana Bhandarkar, M.D., a board certified dermatologist with the clinic since 2014. “This is an amazing space where we can now see about 80 patients a day, between me and a physician assistant, where before we handled about 60,” she said.
Patients range in age from infants to people in their 90s and all receive treatement for all types of skin ailments from rashes to acne, peels and facials. Skin cancer surgeries are treated here, as long as it is below the neck. Should a patient require treatment above the neck and on the head, they are sent to the Georgetown clinic for specialized care.
“This new location solves a lot of problems with plenty of space for staff and patients, including more free parking, so it just makes for a comfortable experience for everyone,” said Kathleen Lindsey, marketing coordinator.