Whether you’re looking for acne solutions, a physician you can trust to provide you with cosmetic dermatology procedures, or you need to get a suspicious mole checked, finding the best dermatologist in Indianapolis can provide you with peace of mind. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ. Here are some tips for finding the best dermatologist in Indianapolis for your short- and long-term needs and goals.
Tips to Help You Find the Best Dermatologist in Indianapolis for Your Needs
Choosing a new doctor, whether a specialty physician or a primary care manager, is no simple task. There are many things to consider before, during, and after that first visit. Many people choose their new doctor based solely on insurance and distance. However, there are other important things to consider, some of which are more important. When choosing a doctor in any specialty, it’s a good idea to look at:
- the doctor’s reputation among their peers
- potential actions against the physician by medical boards
- how long they’ve been in practice, specifically in their chosen specialty
When choosing the best dermatologist in Indianapolis for your unique skin care needs, it’s important to look at more specific details in addition to the above. These include:
- membership with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
- clinical trial experience
- experience with the specific skin concerns or cosmetic treatments for which you’re seeking care
- membership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
- additional memberships and positions among specialized organizations related to dermatologic diagnoses and treatments (skin cancer organizations, for example)
- current and/or previous faculty positions in medical schools
- publications in peer reviewed journals
Choosing the Best Dermatologist in Indianapolis for Medical Skin Concerns
Living with skin conditions can be painful, irritating, and even embarrassing. Some skin conditions can cause serious infections and scarring that can impact quality of life and overall health and well-being. Skin cancer and precancerous lesions are also a very serious, sometimes life threatening, concern.
When choosing the best dermatologist in Indianapolis for these medical concerns, insurance plays a major role in deciding whom you will see. If possible, you should consult with multiple dermatologists to find someone with whom you feel comfortable. Also try to see someone who can help you through every step of your care and beyond.
For example, if you have inflammatory acne, you know there’s a high risk of acne scars. Once your acne is cleared up, you will likely want to continue seeing the same dermatologist to clear up your acne scars. Make sure you see a dermatologic surgeon who can clear up your acne and then also offer up numerous high-quality cosmetic treatments to correct your acne scarring. It’s also helpful to see a dermatologist who has aestheticians who can provide you with recommended facial treatments to help soothe and clear up acne flare ups; this ensures that your dermatologist and aesthetician are collaborating as a team to treat your acne in the best way possible.
Medical Dermatology at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana
In addition to providing treatments for medical dermatology concerns, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is home to an accredited clinical trials facility that evaluates new treatments for skin conditions such as acne, precancerous lesions, and skin cancer. LASSI founder and board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is also published numerous times in peer reviewed journals related to medical dermatology conditions and treatments. Among his other extraordinary credentials, Dr. Hanke has been a visiting professor at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, received the President’s Gold Medal from the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and is a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The Laser and Skin Surgery of Indiana also accepts many of the top insurance plans for medical dermatology evaluation and treatment.
Choosing the Best Dermatologist in Indianapolis for Aesthetic and Cosmetic Treatments
It’s not just a cosmetic treatment. Give cosmetic skin treatments the same consideration you would for a medical condition. After all, most cosmetic dermatology procedures are also medical, as they involve specialized devices and prescriptions that require a well-trained, experienced dermatologic surgeon to administer properly. Without the right provider, even a “simple” treatment such as laser hair removal can result in burns and scarring.
For example, injectable procedures like Botox and dermal fillers, while FDA-approved and deemed safe for most patients, can have serious medical consequences in the hands of the wrong provider. A dermatologic surgeon must evaluate your full medical history to ensure you can safely receive injectable anti-aging treatments. A dermatologic surgeon is also an expert in facial anatomy, understanding facial muscles and blood vessels; this ensures the best cosmetic results. The vast majority of “botched” injectables are performed by lesser-skilled providers who inject improperly. Errors include temporary muscle paralysis, causing facial sagging, and overdosing a treatment area, causing poor aesthetic results.
Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana
The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is home to LASSI Skin and aestheticians supervised by Dr. C. William Hanke. These highly-qualified, experienced skin care experts provide aesthetic services such as chemical peels, facials, and microneedling. Not only are these treatments suitable for great looking skin, they help with medical skin conditions as well. We also provide cosmetic injectables and laser resurfacing for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging. Unlike most other practices, all cosmetic injectables are performed by our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Hanke, ensuring high-quality results and safety for all of our patients.
The LASSI also led clinical trials on BOTOX prior to its original FDA-approval in 2002 and, more recently, a non-surgical double chin reduction injectable known as KYBELLA.
Speaking of fat reduction, we also offer surgical and non-surgical body contouring at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. Dr. Hanke is a world-renowned expert in tumescent liposuction and has contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications on the safety and efficacy of the specialized tumescent anesthesia now most often used by dermatologic surgeons around the world.
Patients seeking CoolSculpting treatments as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction enjoy the benefit of seeing providers supervised by Dr. Hanke due to his world-renowned reputation as an expert in surgical and non-surgical body contouring.
Schedule a Medical or Cosmetic Dermatology Consultation in Indianapolis at the LASSI
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our practice, dermatology and aesthetics teams, and our experience. If you like what you see, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanke or one of our skilled dermatology providers and find out if our Indianapolis dermatology practice is the right fit for your needs. We look forward to meeting you.