October 09, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

A big trend in Fall 2015 are purples and plums!  Sophia created this look using Jane Iredale, the skincare makeup!

Wanna know how she achieved this look?

Sophia applied SILVER LINING (trio of eyeshadow) on her eyes and applied Liquid Minerals foundation to her face for full coverage. We recommend to keep adding layers until desired coverage has been reached. To set the foundation, Sophia applied Pure Pressed base Mineral Powder.

Time to get cheeky. Sophia contured her cheeks with SO-BRONZE and swept IN LOVE blush on the apples of her cheeks.

Highlight and brighten. Add HD Matifying powder in the color LILAC. It really comes out great in photos! Sophia applied RELISH to her lips to bring the look together.


Schedule a complimentary color match today!  512-786-3498 


September 28, 2015
Category: Skin Care
Tags: ACL  

Austin City Limits Music Fest is right around the corner!

Here are a few tips to keep you energized and protected from the sun!

  • What to wear to ACL? Light-colored clothing, avoid wearing black or dark clothing.
  • Hydration. Drink lots of water.
  • ‚ÄčSunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen! Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays and avoid being miserable for the following days after the concert. Choose an SPF of at least 30 and that is "broad spectrum" Don't forget to reapply throughout the day! 
  • Check it out! Elta MD and Jane Iredale Makeup both with SPF that protects skin from the sun.



  • Shade! Big floppy hats, umbrellas, sunglasses, chairs with built in umbrellas, anythng you can use to cool down and provide some relief from sun's rays.


Swing by the office on your way down to Zilker Park for all  of your skincare needs.                                

Don't forget to book your post ACL skin rejuvenation treatment after the show.                    

512-786-3498 Book today!

How to Use Fillers and Botox Treatment for a Natural Appearance

I do a lot of fillers and Botox at my practice, and have consulted with hundreds of patients over the years. I frequently encounter patients who express their fear of looking “frozen” or “blown up,” conjuring images from “The Real Housewives” TV series, Goldie Hawn in “The First Wives Club” (By the way, it’s amazing how many women have seen that movie!), or various Hollywood celebrities who have had a little too much work done. I totally get it!  


A Minor Change Makes a Big Difference

The last thing I want to do is make a patient look unnatural. And though the prevailing aesthetic in cities like Los Angeles or Miami may be to look “done” or “expensive,” that is NOT our goal here—it’s also not in my DNA. Perhaps it’s a good thing I practice in Austin, where the natural look is more valued.  
My patients are working women; teachers, professionals, executives, business owners, etc. They are serious women who simply want to look their best at whatever age they happen to be. 

Wearing Your Age Proudly is the Key to Attractive Features

The goal of non-invasive cosmetic treatments is to take 5-10 years off of one’s face, not 20 or 30 years. Treatments should make you look rested and refreshed, not different. And my patients are OK with that. They are proud of their accomplishments and wisdom, as they should be.  No one expects to be 20 or 30 years old again. We all just want to look and feel our best as we make our way in the world.  
There’s nothing wrong with being a woman (or man) of a “certain age.”  We should celebrate each stage of our life! And getting a little help from filler and Botox injectables in Austin along the way is not inconsistent with that idea.  It is something nice we can do for ourselves, to help us look as good as we feel. We all deserve that!
What questions do you have about Botox treatment at our Austin dermatology practice?
By Katherine Farady, MD
January 26, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged


Welcome to my blog!  Several years ago I had a small Wordpress blog, which I used as a platform from which to comment on various aspects of cosmetic dermatology.  Sadly, most of the contents of that blog were lost when I transferred my domain name to my current website.   I can’t say that I miss Wordpress (I found it very frustrating to work with), but I do miss the writing.

My blogs and newsletters all came to a halt in 2011, when events in my work life took a turn and left me with virtually no time for any extracurricular activities. (Group practice breakup, move to a solo practice) Now that we’re settled in the new space, there is a little more time for reflection and study.

My new practice reflects my interests and philosophy; one of the advantages of being on one’s own, I guess.  I have had an interest in cosmetic dermatology for over 15 years.  I love the combination of artistry (injectables, facial contouring), and science (cosmetic chemistry, laser physics, etc).  I especially love helping people feel better about their appearance.

I have also gotten involved in the functional medicine movement, and have been working to incorporate some of its principles into my practice of general dermatology.  I will write more about this topic in the future. For more information on functional medicine, check out the organization’s website here.

This blog will allow me to pass along some of my thoughts about topics that interest me, and hopefully my readers as well.  :)  I may not always stay on the topic of dermatology, but I’ll try to keep it interesting and informative. I may even engage in the occasional rant: the medical/insurance/industrial complex and the corruption of medicine by big Pharma are two topics that come to mind.  In fact, I have a whole other blog, "First Do No Harm", dedicated to exposing the dangers of statin drugs (cholesterol lowering agents),  which you can check out at  On second thought, maybe I’ll keep my rants confined to that blog.  :)  We’ll keep it light here!

I welcome your comments and suggestions.  Thanks for reading!




By contactus
November 23, 2011
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

This is a test of my blog.  Thank you.

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Katherine Farady, MD, PA- 2700 W Anderson Lane #403, Austin, TX 78757  512-786-3498