Q1 - How long do fillers/Botox last?

Patients will usually return 2-3 times per year to maintain results achieved with Botox. The duration of effect from fillers including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid is 1-2 years. We use painless, advanced cannula technology for fillers.

Q2 - What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

A Physician Assistant is a midlevel provider with a professional license to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. PAs are nationally certified and hold a state license to practice. PAs must pass national board exams every 10 years. PAs diagnose and treat illnesses, perform physical exams and procedures, prescribe medication and order/interpret lab tests. PAs also provide education and counseling.

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, our PAs work directly under the supervision of Dr. Hanke. Depending on availability, new patients will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Hanke. Here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we utilize a team approach.

Q3 - What is your return policy?

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana offers a 30 Day Return Policy for products. If your product is unopened and unused, you may bring it back to the practice within 30 days for a refund or even exchange. You are responsible for all shipping costs if you choose to ship the product back to us. We recommend that you use a shipping service that can provide insurance for the full value of your returned item(s). Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is not responsible for packages lost in transit.

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Q4 - What type of lasers do you have?

We have lasers for red faces and red noses (pulsed dye laser, diode laser, intense pulsed light), unwanted hair (diode laser) and photoaging (CO2 laser, DOT laser, intense pulsed light).

Q5 - Do I need a referral?

No, however many of our patients are referred by other physicians from various specialties.

Q6 - Does your practice accept Medicare?

Yes, we accept Medicare.

Q7 - Do I need to stop taking any medications prior to treatment?

This depends upon the treatment being given. Instructions are given to the patient before treatment.

Q8 - What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and a dermatologic surgeon?

A dermatologic surgeon has completed a 3-year residency in dermatology. This includes training in the surgical aspects of dermatology (i.e. dermatologic surgery). Some dermatologists also complete a 1-2 year fellowship training program on Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. Dr. Hanke founded and directed the Fellowship training programs in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at IUMC and St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Plastic surgeons receive training in general surgery followed by plastic surgery. There is some overlap of procedures performed by dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons. The procedures performed by dermatologic surgeons including laser surgery for skin lesions, Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer, and liposuction using tumescent local anesthesia were all developed or refined by dermatologists.

Q9 - Is the DOT a fraxel laser and what does that mean?

DOT Laser is an advanced micro-fractionated CO2 laser. Dr. Hanke was the second physician to use DOT Laser in the United States. He has utilized DOT for 9 years for photoaging and scars with consistently good results and minimal complications. He has published 7 articles on DOT Laser in American medical journals.

Q10 - Is BOTOX® safe?

Yes. It is one of the safest treatments that we perform. BOTOX® was approved in the U.S. for treatment of eye muscle dysfunction 20 years ago. The FDA approved BOTOX® for glabellar frown lines in 2002. BOTOX® is approved in over 70 countries to treat a number of conditions. Over 7 million treatments have been performed in the U.S.

Q11 - How much does a consultation cost?

Consultation costs vary depending on type and duration of visit.

Q12 - How do I access the LASSI EMA patient portal?

The patient portal can be accessed at: thelassi.ema.md

Q13 - What treatments are available for aging and sun-damaged skin?

Treatment options include chemical peelslaser resurfacinglaser blood vessel removal, and various topical medications such as glycolic acid and retinol products.

Q14 - Why is Mohs Micrographic Surgery an excellent option for treatment of skin cancer?

The cancer is removed microscopically with no unnecessary removal of healthy, normal tissue. In other words, surgery is minimized and results in the smallest defect possible. Cure rates are unprecedented; 95% for recurrent basal cell carcinoma and 99% for primary basal cell carcinoma. The cancer is precisely removed, and scarring is minimized.

Q15 - Will a hair transplant look natural?

Yes! The training and experience of a dermatological surgeon is essential for success. A natural-looking result can be achieved with proper planning followed by careful technique using appropriate numbers of follicular grafts and linear grafts.

Q16 - When should treatment begin for vascular birthmarks?

For best results, treatment should begin as early as possible. Babies younger than 18 months can usually be treated without anesthesia.

Q17 - What is the best treatment for lines or wrinkles?

Many treatments are available, including laser resurfacingchemical peels, BOTOX®, and other cosmetic injectables. The best way to determine the appropriate treatment is through an in-office consultation.

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