What medical conditions do dermatologists treat?
Listed below are a few of the different medical conditions related to skin, hair and nails that dermatologists treat. These conditions can occur inpatients of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Skin cancer (all types) Acne (adolescent and adult) Chronic wounds and scares (keloids, etc.) Psoriasis, eczema and rosacea Nail fungus and infections Blistering disorders
What is a dermatologist?
Dermatologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They attend four years of medical school, an internship and three years of advanced training in dermatology. They must also complete and pass a series of comprehensive exams given by the American Board of Dermatology in order to become
What is the most dangerous form of skin cancer?
Melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer. In addition, basal cell and squamos cell cancers can also be potentially dangerous if not treated and monitored.
At what age does one stop growing moles?
Everyone’s body is different, but moles may appear even through mid-life.
Can I get acne as an adult?
Yes, anyone can get acne at any age. The best recommendation is to get treatment to avoid permanent scarring.
What is the most effective level of sun screen protection?
In terms of everyday use, SPF 15 is ideal for most skin types. If you are going to be in the sun longer than two hours, sunscreen must be reapplied to afford adequate protection. If you anticipate participating in an activity outdoors for several hours, SPF 40 or higher is recommended and should also be
Is skin cancer hereditary?
In some cases, yes. Because skin types are hereditary, the chances of skin cancer are higher if there is a history of skin cancer in the family. Other risk factors include sun exposure, severe sunburns and the lack of proper sunscreen protection.
What should I expect after treatment?
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated. However, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, please consult your physician immediately. Keep the treated area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when going outdoors, and follow physician instructions carefully.
Is there a risk of complications?
Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with your physician prior to treatment.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your physician will discuss the treatment with you and decide if you need a topical anesthetic cream. The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with laser light. Treatment time will depend on the size of the area to be treated. The continuous cooling feature will ensure your comfort and safety during treatment. Since the sensation
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Can in-grown hair be treated?
Yes, laser energy delivered by ClearScan can be used to remove all types of hair. When “shaving bumps” cover follicles, the laser energy can still penetrate to the hair follicle for a safe and effective treatment.
Can tanned skin be treated?
Yes, tanned skin can be treated safely. However, always inform your physician if you have been tanning, using tanning products, or have experienced prolonged exposure to the sun within the last three weeks. Your physician will then adjust your treatment regimen accordingly to give you the safest and most effective experience.
Can all skin colors be treated?
Yes, all skin types from light to dark can be treated.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The laser treatment may cause some discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure very well, but because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia is an available option.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
The LightSheer laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 3-6 treatments are typically required. Maintenance may be necessary on a yearly basis for certain areas.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept most major insurance providers. For more information, please contact our office at 214-303-1102.
Does the office accept Medicare?
Yes, we will file with Medicare and your secondary insurance (if any). If there is a balance, you will receive a statement.
Does the office accept payment plans?
The office makes every effort to work with patients by accepting credit card payments. We also offer CareCredit, a medical/dental creditor. In certain circumstances, we may negotiate a private payment plan.
What will a visit to the dermatologist cost?
It depends on the complexity of the visit and if any procedures are done. The co-payments and deductibles are different for each insurance plan. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information.
Does my insurance cover dermatology services?
Many insurance plans cover dermatology procedures, but you may have a “pre-existing” condition that is not covered. It is best to contact your insurance provider for specific information about your plan.