Q1 - 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.
Q2 - What is the best treatment for lines or wrinkles?
Q3 - 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.
Q4 - 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.
Q5 - 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.
Q6 - What treatments are available for aging and sun-damaged skin?
Q7 - How do I access the LASSI EMA patient portal?
The patient portal can be accessed at: thelassi.ema.md
Q8 - How much does a consultation cost?
Consultation costs vary depending on type and duration of visit.
Q9 - How long do fillers/Botox last?
Q10 - 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.
Q11 - 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.
Q12 - 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.
Q13 - Does your practice accept Medicare?
Yes, we accept Medicare.
Q14 - Do I need a referral?
No, however many of our patients are referred by other physicians from various specialties.
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