Austin Dermatologist
102 Westlake Drive, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Privileges

Dr. McDonald has hospital affiliations at Seton Hospital System and St. David's Hospital System.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Texas at Austin
    Medical: MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Treatments offered at Central Texas Dermatology

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Acne on Buttocks. Have it On My Arms and Thighs Also?

Keratosis pilaris can indeed occur on the thighs and buttocks, as well as the arms. Folliculitis is also common on the buttocks and thighs.... READ MORE

Does Everyone Experience an Initial Breakout when on Accutane?

When starting isotretinoin, some but not all patients flare. It can depend on the severity of your acne, your starting dose of medication, and any... READ MORE

How Long After Botox is Necessary Before Facial Massage?

We advise you to wait at least 4 hours before rubbing the area, but 24 hours would be a safer time frame if you were planning a vigorous facial... READ MORE

Hypertrophic Scar After Mole Removal. Is it Okay to Leave This Untreated? (photo)

Provided the mole was benign when it was sent to pathology, then it is okay to leave the scar untreated. Injecting it with corticosteroids can help... READ MORE

Bleaching Cream Isn't Working, What else Can I Do?

I would recommend that you make an appointment with your dermatologist. There are different causes for the type of skin darkening around the neck in... READ MORE

Just Had my First Sculptra Treatment 2 Days Ago. Is It Normal for my Face to Feel Tight? Will I Peel?

When Sculptra is injected into the face, some patients develop a little bruising or swelling afterwards that can make the face feel a little "tight."... READ MORE

Mole Came Back (But Smaller) After Benign Biopsy?

Chances are that your mole was biopsied with a shave technique. This uses a blade to shave off the top portion of the mole to send to pathology. This... READ MORE

Toe Nail Fungus or Melanoma?

I would advise you to have your dermatologist examine this dark spot. There are certain types of fungal and bacterial infections of the toenail that... READ MORE

Can I Take Juvederm Injections and Go for a Long Flight Just After the Procedure?

There is no real contraindication to flying after filler injections. A potential downside to flying immediately after your treatment is that your... READ MORE

Will Botox Migrate?

Most Botox injectors recommend waiting at least 4 hours after injection to rub or massage the face, so it is unlikely that you will get any migration... READ MORE

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