Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see a dermatologist?

That depends on your skin condition. In general, everyone should have a total body skin exam yearly by a dermatologist.

At what age should I schedule regular visits?

Skin cancer screenings are appropriate starting in young adult years, particularly in patients who have a family member that has been diagnosed with skin cancer, or in people who have had significant sun exposure, or are very fair skinned.

Are cosmetic treatments for me?

Cosmetic treatment options vary widely, and are different for each person. That is why it is important to have a consultation with one of our physicians or physician assistant to determine what, if any, cosmetic treatment options are right for you.

What training does your staff have?

Our staff has been trained to understand the various treatment options that are available, and to provide patients and clients with accurate and timely information. We also pride ourselves on our customer service. We are here to help you through the process from scheduling to insurance submittal.

I’d like my cosmetic treatment kept confidential. Is this possible?

At Free State Dermatology, privacy is of paramount importance. We follow strict patient confidentiality rules to ensure your privacy.

How do I know which products are right for my skin?

Skin carries a broad range of skin care products, and our staff is very knowledgeable about which products are right for different types of skin. Come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care experts.

How do I know if my moles are okay?

In general, moles or nevi should look uniform in color and shape. As an adult, your moles should not get larger and should not itch, hurt or bleed. It is also uncommon to get new moles after the age of forty. Because most moles do not become melanoma, we do not remove all moles. Some melanomas do develop from moles and some just develop on their own. That is why it is important to do monthly skin checks. It is important to know your skin and examine your loved ones skin.