It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my departure from Snyder Dermatology, effective Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
It has been a great pleasure to have served as your dermatologist over the past several years. This was not an easy decision, but I have chosen to take some time off to spend with my family as we try to navigate raising and educating our boys in these challenging times.
I am pleased that my colleagues at Snyder Dermatology will be able to take excellent care of you. Of course, you may seek care from another office if you prefer. Your medical records can be transferred to another doctor once you complete a Medical Release of Information form which is found on our website or by calling our office.
If you need to be seen before my departure date, please call to schedule an appointment at 512-533-9900.
Again, thank you for the privilege of being part of your medical care. I look forward to seeing you in the future.
Jennifer Aranda, MD
Meet Dr. Aranda
Dr. Jennifer Aranda, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, is a board-certified dermatologist with Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX. She specializes in all aspects of dermatology, including medical to treat common and serious skin conditions, as well as cosmetic to rejuvenate the skin to a younger, healthier appearance. Dr. Aranda is highly trained and skilled to perform the latest treatments in the least invasive manner. She is excited to be a part of our practice and serve patients of all ages from across the Austin area.
Skills and Specialties
Whether her patient visits Snyder Dermatology for a skin infection, rash, or other common condition such as eczema or acne, Dr. Aranda is trained and prepared to offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. She is passionate about educating her patients on the negative impact the sun can do to the skin, and gives mole checks and skin cancer screenings routinely to her patients. Dr. Aranda is also expertly trained to perform a number of cosmetic skin treatments to rejuvenate the skin and turn back the hands of time. From fine lines and wrinkles, to acne scars, sun damage, skin pigmentation, and skin laxity, she is able to offer the appropriate procedure to create a softer, healthier appearance.
Education and Training
Dr. Aranda graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia, and attended medical school at Emory University. She completed a year internship at Atlanta Medical Center and a 3-year Dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, TX. Dr. Aranda has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored 2 textbook chapters. She served as a clinical instructor of Dermatology at UTSW in Dallas and Brigham, and at the Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Aranda is board certified, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Aranda is currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Women's Health at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.
Dr. Aranda has been a member of the Snyder Dermatology team for over ten years. She is happy to bring the best dermatological care to Austin residents. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She is also fluent in both Spanish and French.
"I have had 2 recent visits to "Snyderma Dermatology." My first appointment was a skin check to look for skin cancer, suspicious moles, etc. I saw the third doctor in the practice, Dr. A (can't remember her full name but she's the only Dr. whose last name isn't Snyder). Great experience, she took a thorough look at my whole body, measured a couple of larger freckles and moles and recommended I return in 6 months to re-measure and make sure the spots aren't growing. We discussed my options around removing a mole on my neck and she was very informative with no pressure. I expressed a desire to learn more about skin care treatments to prevent signs of aging. We talked briefly about some options and she recommended I come in to see Rachel, their aesthetician, for a complimentary visit, where I could learn more about products and procedures. This was fine by me because that is exactly what I wanted. My second visit was scheduled a week later. Rachel was right on time and very friendly. She spent close to an hour with me and was very informative. She wanted to know my concerns and goals and tailored her advice to those. She did not push products or services, and was very open with pricing. I loved my time with her. I purchased several products, which I had intended to do, that's why I came in. I was happy to hear that the soap and sunscreen I buy at Target are good products (yay for saving money there). Couple random notes: Yes, the staff is pretty and glamorous. I would hope so, as they are there to talk about having nice skin. They are also friendly. You do have to pay to park in the garage, this did not faze me. On the topic of Retin-A: yes, you can get a prescription for it. No, your insurance will not pay for it and it will cost you full price, not your prescription co-pay. Insurance will typically only pay for for Retin-A under 2 conditions: 1- you are under 18 and treating acne or 2- you have a Diagnosable skin condition such as Rosacea, and can show that you have tried other, less expensive medications to treat it. There is no way any insurance company is going to pony up the cash to pay for Retin-A for cosmetic reasons. Trust me, I've been down that road many times. So buying a retinol product from the office does not end up being more expensive that Retin-A. Also, Retin-A has a high concentration of retinol and it is better to start at a lower concentration (to see how your skin tolerates it) and work your way up. Great experience, I am planning to go back."
"I highly recommend seeing Dr. Aranda for general skin checks. She is professional, comprehensive, and clear with her explanations. I don't feel like she misses anything during an exam, and she doesn't try to cut things out of my skin unless she really feels it's medically necessary. She's also prompt and polite. I've never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes to get into the office, get settled, and see Dr. Aranda. This is an excellent practice, and I will keep coming as long as I'm living in Austin."
"I love this office. My husband and I have been going to Dr. Jennifer Aranda since moving to Austin 4 years ago and have always been really impressed. We have also met with Dr. Snyder and she is excellent too. This week I had to take my 8 year old son in for a strange mark on his face. I appreciated the time Dr. Aranda spent with him, she was friendly, explained everything, and put him at ease. While we were there she also asked Dr. Snyder to come in and see him (for a second opinion) and Dr. Snyder was great also. They are both very knowledgable and I appreciate that they took the time make certain they were in agreement. I highly, highly recommend!!"
"This review is for Dr. Aranda. She is my dermatologist, but I wish she were my GP, my OB, and any other doctor specialty you could think of. Came to her for a second opinion for some scalp itchiness and pain. My other dermatologist had looked at me for 20 seconds and thrown some steroids at me. Dr. Aranda spent almost TWO HOURS with me that first office visit. She helped me negotiate/navigate payment because I told her my insurance was so bad and my copay astronomical. She didn't try to guess and use trial and error medication like the first doctor, but actually did a biopsy straight away and found out that I had a severe case of ringworm. Put me on oral medication. Through medication reorder, possible side effects, and a severe case of dandruff brought on by the steroids/ringworm, Dr. Aranda called me back HERSELF every single time. I have never had a doctor who does that. Made me feel like a really respected and cared for patient. What an amazing doctor - if you live in Austin, she may be one of the best you can find!"
"I sincerely doubt you will meet a kinder, delicate or compassionate physician in town. Dr. Jennifer Aranda is just the best. I got three spots removed and didn't feel a thing, she has such a delicate hand. I trusted her the moment I met her, she just has that kind of presence. I can't say enough about her and her assistant, Blanca. Do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Aranda if you have skin issues, I assure you will not be disappointed."