Here are some frequently asked questions about our practice and procedures:
Q: What types of skin conditions do you treat?
A: Drs. Farnsworth and Wiltz offer a full range of cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology, and skin surgery services, treatments, and procedures. Whether you are suffering from acne or rosacea, need skin tags removed, or are looking for a new skin rejuvenation program, set up a consultation for a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve the results you want.
Q: Will my treatment plan be expensive?
A: We put together a customized treatment plan for all of our patients, so costs vary significantly by patient and condition. We believe that the most effective treatment is the one you use, and you can only use the treatment that you can afford, and so we try to keep our fees as reasonable as possible. You will have the opportunity to discuss costs and payment options during your visit.
Q: How do I know if I have skin cancer?
A: We recommend self-examining the skin periodically to check for any significant changes in the appearance of moles, and for the development of any suspicious-looking lesions. It is generally a good idea to become familiar with any freckles and beauty marks you have so that you can contact us if you notice any changes. warning signs include scaliness, oozing, the appearance of a new bump, or even skin irritation. We can conduct a skin cancer screening and take a closer look at the areas of concern during your consultation. When melanoma is detected in its early stages, it is usually curable and treatable. Early detection is key when it comes to treating skin cancer, and we encourage every patient to come in for at least an annual exam where we can perform a skin cancer screening.
Q: What can I do to prevent wrinkles?
A: Every body ages at a different rate and some people are predisposed to developing wrinkles than others. We offer a range of skin rejuvenation and anti-aging skincare programs to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and keep new wrinkle formation to a minimum. Talk to us about skin regimens, including sun protection, vitamin-A derivative creams, and chemical peels that can help you maintain your youthful look!
Q: How do I protect myself from sun damage?
A: Drs. Farnsworth and Wiltz recommend using a high-quality sunscreen and making sure to apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including the lips, whenever possible. It’s important to wear sunscreen or sunblock even when you are spending the entire day indoors. Keep in mind that the sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so you should seek shade during those times when you are outdoors. Protect your eyes from sun damage by wearing sunglasses, and wear protecting clothing with long sleeves when possible. Avoid tanning beds or spending a lot of time in the sun just to achieve that bronzed look. Use sunless tanners to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.
Have more questions about cosmetic and medical dermatology procedures? Set up a consultation with Dr. Farnsworth or Dr. Wiltz by calling (504) 891-8004 today!