What common medical conditions do you treat?
The most common medical conditions we treat are: acne, psoriasis, eczema, warts, skin cancer, pre-skin cancers, and rashes. We also perform full body skin exams and mole checks.
What common cosmetic procedures do you perform?
The most common cosmetic procedures we perform are: chemical peels, BOTOX®, fillers (like JUVÉDERM®), cosmetic mole removal, skin tag removal, and milia (small white bumps, usually around the eyes) removal.
Do you accept medical insurance?
We accept the following insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (except member IDs with the prefix JLJ), Bright Health, Centivo, Cigna, EmblemHealth HIP (not GHI), First Health (not HealthFirst), Humana, Oscar, UnitedHealthcare (Liberty and Freedom only), and Medicare.
How often should I see a dermatologist?
We recommended visits once per year for all adults to check for skin cancer. During a skin check, a dermatologist examines your moles, freckles, and other “spots” to make sure none of them are potentially abnormal or cancerous.
What are the signs of skin cancer?
The most common signs of skin cancer are the ABCDEs: Asymmetry (the left and right side of the lesion does not match or the top and bottom of the lesion does not match), Border irregularities (like jagged or uneven borders), Color variation (more than one color), Diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser (0.6 cm), and Evolution (changing in size or shape with time). Sometimes skin cancer can be very subtle, so please have any concerning or changing lesions checked by a dermatologist as soon as possible.
What is skin cancer?
There are several different types of skin cancer. In order of frequency, they are: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and skin lymphoma. Most skin cancers, including melanoma, are approximately 99% curable if caught early. Often, the treatment is to remove the affected skin and a small amount of the surrounding “normal” skin to make sure the cancer is completely removed.