Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Treatments

At ReNu Medical & Spa in Pittsburg, KS, we understand that you may have concerns about getting dermatology services. For your benefit, we have provided answers to some of the most common questions about skin treatments.

What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated by Dermatology?

Dermatology can diagnose and treat a broad range conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. These concerns include, but are not limited to, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, wrinkles, sunspots, pigmentation problems, warts, rashes, and sun damage. Bacterial/fungal skin and nail infections as well as spider and varicose veins are also examples of problems that can be addressed by dermatology.

What Should I Expect During My First Visit?

We will first examine your records and go over all of the skin-related information that you have provided. Afterward, we will conduct a thorough skin examination. Upon finishing the examination process, we will provide a diagnosis and discuss your treatment plan in detail. If you have any questions during your visit, we encourage you to ask us at once. We are more than happy to answer your inquiries.

Do You Take Insurance?

We take a variety of insurance providers. However, we are not associated with some companies. The best way to check is to call us directly at 620-308-6123. We also suggest that you speak with your individual insurance provider about your coverage.

Does Dr. Youtsos Perform Moh's Surgery?

Dr. Youtsos and our team of skin care experts perform a number of procedures in our office. However, Moh's is not one of them. When necessary, we refer our patients to specialized physicians who perform Moh's surgery.

Do You Accept Medicare/Medicaid?

Yes, we accept both.

Do I Need A Referral to Schedule an Appointment?

No, you do not. However, if your insurance requires a referral, the process is done outside of our office.

Do You Offer Hair Removal?

Yes, along with various cosmetic laser/light treatments. With laser hair removal, clients can come in early for numbing medication. The procedure itself can be completed in around 20 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Take note that mild redness will occur after the process is completed.

What Is the Best Cure for Acne?

The straightforward answer is that there is no immediate cure for acne. Acne is a type of medical condition that should be resolved at the source, requiring long-term treatment. We recommend that you seek professional advice when dealing with acne as it can lead to permanent scarring.

Some individuals have had success with over-the-counter medications, but the best course of action is to schedule an appointment with qualified dermatologists. No 2 people have the same skin type, which is the reason why there is no one-size-fits-all solution to acne.

Can Dr. Youtsos Treat Skin Cancer?

Absolutely. We diagnose and treat skin cancer on a daily basis. However, we refer severe or surgical cases to specialized cancer treatment centers.

What Can I Do to Improve the Look of My Skin?

The most ideal treatment for skin is prevention. It is important to have a balanced and nutritious diet, get plenty of exercise, and, most importantly, avoid overexposure to the sun. Excess sun exposure is the cause of the majority of medical and cosmetic skin problems, so always be sure to protect yourself by using large-brimmed hats and good coverage sunscreens when under sunlight.

Whether you want to preserve the look and health of your skin, prevent skin cancer, or rid your skin of brown spots or blemishes, we are at your serve. Our highly trained staff can assist you in finding a skin care product that meets your specific needs.

How Much Does Dermatology Treatments Cost?

As with all kinds of medical services, the cost of dermatology treatments vary depending on the scale and severity of the skin condition. Moreover, the treatment method can affect the amount you need to pay for skin care.

However, many medical dermatology services may be covered under insurance plans. At our office, we will help ensure that you receive maximum benefits from your insurance provider. For procedures that are not covered, we offer a variety of convenient payment options. You can depend on us to work hard to ensure that you get cost-efficient skin treatments.

What Sunscreen Should I Use?

Using any kind of sunscreen is better than nothing, but some types of sunscreen may provide you with sufficient protection. Additionally, some sunscreens may be more suited to your needs.

When finding the right sunscreen, choose one that has the right consistency for your skin. For example, less greasy sunscreens are recommended for people with oily or acne-prone skin. In addition, water-resistant sunscreen formulas are ideal people who plan on going into water or doing strenuous activities.

More importantly, it is important to understand that SPF is not the only thing to consider when choosing a sunscreen. SPF is based only on UVB protection. UVB are the burning rays, but UVA penetrate deeper, sometimes through glass. UVA are also responsible for premature skin aging. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure that it will protect you from both UVA and UVB.

Dr. Youtsos recommends sunscreens that contain physical, not chemical, blockers. These ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Finally, everyone should include sunscreen application to his or her daily routine.

What Is the Difference Between a Spa Facial and a Medical Facial?

A spa facial is specifically designed to provide relaxation, cleaning and hydrating the skin. On the other hand, a medical facial combines a results-driven skin treatment with the restorative benefits of a spa facial.

The products that are used during a medical facial, which contain physician-grade ingredients, cannot be purchased outside of a medical facility. After a thorough analysis, the aesthetician uses these special products to address specific concerns, maintaining the health of the skin.

What Can I Expect During and After a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a method that diminishes fine lines, reduces skin discoloration, restores dull complexion, minimizes acne, and smoothens rough skin. There are different types of safe and effective peels.

When you work with us, we will recommend one based on your skin type, your concerns, and your lifestyle. We offer peels that produce minimal irritation, resulting in little to no downtime. Also, offer peels that may produce moderate to heavy flaking for 7-10 days.

During your chemical peel, we will closely observe your skin and ask you to rate your sensitivity. It is possible that you may feel temporary stinging, tingling, and flushing of the skin.

After your peel, we will instruct you on how to protect yourself in the sun and keep your skin hydrated. Although your skin will improve after your first peel, you will achieve the best results with multiple treatments. We highly recommend that you get routine chemical peels to attain luminous, clear skin.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

With over 870 million appointments in the United States annually, nurse practitioners (NPs) are filling a large gap in healthcare needs. To practice as an NP, it is necessary to complete a master’s or doctoral program along with advanced training beyond the registered nurse training. Through clinical coursework and didactic preparation, NPs gain the necessary skills and competencies to provide patient care in multiple settings.

NP Qualifications
Prior to providing patient care, NPs must undergo rigorous training to qualify for national certification. They also undergo peer review, clinical evaluations, and are required to abide by a clinical code of ethics. There are also requirements for continuing education to ensure NPs are practicing by the most up to date standards of care.
Services Provided
Alone and in collaboration with other healthcare providers, NPs provide a wide array of services to their patients including: - Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.- Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries.- Prescribing medications and other treatments.- Managing patients' overall care.- Counseling.- Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices (AANP, 2018)
What Makes NPs Important? 
NP credibility - NPs are more than just health care providers; they are mentors, educators, researchers, and administrators. Their involvement in professional organizations and participation in health policy activities at the local, state, national, and international levels helps to advance the role of the NP and ensure that professional standards are maintained.- Lower health-care costs - By providing high-quality care and counseling, NPs can lower the cost of health care for patients. For example, patients who see NPs as their primary care provider often have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and lower medication costs.- Patient satisfaction - With over 870 million visits made to NPs each year, patients report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.- Primary care shortage solution - By offering high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care, NPs provide more than 248,000 solutions to the primary care shortage facing America today (AANP).

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