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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with your physician prior to 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.
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 varies from individual to individual, a topical anesthetic can be provided. Let your physician know if you are very sensitive.
We accept most major insurance providers. For more information, please contact our office at 214-303-1102.
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.
Yes, we will file with Medicare and your secondary insurance (if any). If there is a balance, you will receive a statement.
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.
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.
For all questions about how COVID-19 is affecting office hours and interactions, please see our coronavirus information page.
We are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday we are open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 board-certified.
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 such as pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid
- Skin infections of all types
- Hair loss and/or scalp disorders
- Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and dermatomyostis
For more information about dermatology, please reference our Patient Library.
Everyone’s body is different, but moles may appear even through mid-life.
Yes, anyone can get acne at any age. The best recommendation is to get treatment to avoid permanent scarring.
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.
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.
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 reapplied every few hours.