What kind of training do dermatologists go through?
As medical specialists, dermatologists go through an extensive training program that involves four years of internship and residency after receiving their medical degree. Dermatologists receive advanced education and training in treatment of skin, nails, and hair, which allows them to effectively treat skin-related conditions. Board certified dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology to provide safe and high quality dermatologic care for the public.
What should I expect during my first visit?
After you complete our patient registration form, we will review the information you supplied and conduct a thorough skin examination, followed by rendering a diagnosis and discussing your detailed treatment plan. We encourage you to ask questions, and we will be glad to address any concerns you may have.
Preparing for your office visit
- Contact your insurance company to verify that Dr. Dele-Michael is in network with your plan.
- Upon Arrival, inform the receptionist of any changes in address, phone numbers and insurance coverage.
- All copay, co-insurance, deductible and outstanding balance are due before service
- Contact your insurance prior to your visit to confirm referral requirements, co-pay/ co-insurance and deductible responsibility for specialist visits.
- Your insurance will not cover your visit if you did not obtain a referral if one was required. Contact your insurance for verification.
- Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare plans): Inform us as soon as possible if you have missed payment on your insurance premium.
- Late payment: A late fee will be assessed for all late payments.
What conditions can dermatology treat?
Dermatologists can treat a wide range of conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, including, but not limited to, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation problems, warts, rashes, viral, bacterial or fungal skin and nail infections, spider and varicose veins, and sun damage. If you have a skin-related problem, a dermatologist is the best choice for lasting, effective treatment.
How much does dermatologic treatment cost?
Dermatology visits are covered by insurance provided that the consultation is not for a cosmetic reason e.g. laser hair removal, Botox injection e.t.c.
Do I need a referral to see a dermatologist?
Please call your insurance company to find out whether a referral is required for your dermatology consultation.
What can I expect during and after a chemical peel?
Your dermatologist may recommend a chemical peel to diminish fine lines, skin discoloration, a dull complexion, acne, or rough skin. There are different types of safe and effective peels and one will be recommended based on your skin type, your concerns, and your lifestyle. At Radiant Skin Dermatology & Laser, we offer chemical peels that have low irritation and result in no downtime, as well as peels that may produce moderate to heavy flaking for 7-10 days.
During your chemical peel, you may feel transient mild tingling of the treated skin. After your peel, you will be instructed to protect yourself in the sun and keep the skin hydrated. Although the skin improves after one peel, best results are seen with multiple treatments. We highly recommend chemical peels to achieve luminous, Radiant skin!
What should I do to prepare for my upcoming Botox or dermal filler (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) treatment?
- Let us know of any changes in your medical history and of all medications you are taking.
- Let us know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Discontinue the intake of blood thinning agents such as Aspirin, and aspirin-containing compounds, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen), Vitamin E, Lovaza, fish oil and garlic supplements one week prior to Botox or Filler treatment. These products increase your risk of bruising and bleeding.
- Please consult with your internist, prior to discontinuing any of these medications.
- Taking Arnica Montana may be helpful in preventing or decreasing bruising following filler injections: Place 4 – 5 Arnica Montana pellets under the tongue before the procedure, and continue as directed on the bottle. Arnica is a homeopathic preparation found in health food stores. Please consult with us regarding Arnica, before taking it on your own.
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