First Time Visiting a Dermatologist in NYC?
With an endless number of doctors, hospitals, and private practices in New York offering Dermatology Care, finding the right one for you can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. Dr. Akhavan prides himself on his state-of-the-art practice, The Dermatology and Laser Group, being your singular source of effective skin treatments and routine preventive care.
Our goal at our initial consultation is to leave you feeling confident in your new skin care program. We have a variety of minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments that can yield lasting results with a minimal number of sessions. We also have advanced tools for skin cancer screening, mole analysis, eczema, and other illnesses.
How Do I Know It’s Time to See a Dermatologist?
The epidermis comes into contact with bacteria, viruses, and other harmful agents more than any other organ. Unfortunately, irritants and infections on the skin are apparent and visible, prompting additional concern for aesthetic reasons.
If you’ve noticed any of the following, it’s sign you need to see a dermal specialist right away.
- growing, and/or changing mole
- patch of skin that’s red, itchy, irritated
- non-healing lesion
- deep, painful cysts
For chronic skin illnesses such as eczema & psoriasis, you should also make an appointment to take back control of your life. We have custom solutions for our patients’ unique needs.
Do I Need a Referral to Visit a Dermatology Practice?
Most dermatologists will see patients that come in without referrals. However, for visits regarding medical skin concerns – patients should call their insurance company to verify the visit is covered without a referral. Some insurance companies only allow in-network practitioners that are recommended by primary care doctors.
What Happens During My First Visit?
You will meet our Patient Care Coordinator and Doctor, and review your medical history and ongoing concerns. We will discuss any products and supplements you use or have tried. Be ready to share any relevant details that may help with understanding your particular skin. You should have a list of questions for the Doctor ready.
The goal of the first visit is to develop an effective skin care treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes, medication, laser treatments.
How can I find the best dermatologist in NYC?
You should find a Dermatologist that is board-certified, and has many positive reviews online. Look for patient reviews that discuss the conditions and procedures which pertain to you. This will help verify the skin doctor has had past success that will carry over to you.
The best dermatologists are sought after by celebrities and wealthy individuals. They are featured in the press, and have their skin care wisdom and advice mentioned across web articles, magazines, news stations, and so forth.
The founder of The Dermatology and Laser Group, Dr. Arash Akhavan, has all the qualities mentioned above. You can see Dr. Akhavan’s work at our Instagram.