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Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are some of the most asked questions. If your question is not listed below, please feel free to contact us at 941.926.2300 or by email at and we will be more than happy to help you.

Category Question Answer
Acne Does Acne Go Away? Every person is different. Some people will have acne as a teen and it will be gone; others will have it well into adulthood. Some people will never have it at all. There are a variety of factors related to your hormones and heredity, so we need to treat each case as unique. There are many great treatments available for all types of acne. Contact your healthcare provider or dermatologist for the right treatment for you.
Acne How fast will I see results when trying to clear acne? If someone stays on a consistent acne regimen, it can take 2 months or more to see results.
General Why did this medicine/treatment work for my friend and not me? We are all different. Not all peoples' bodies react the same as others.
General How often should I see my Dermatologist? It is recommended that a person with no history of skin cancer be examined once a year, and every six months for people that have had skin cancer in the past.
Scarring Why can't you remove something from your skin without leaving a scar? When removing something from the skin it usually involves cutting it. When you make a cut into the skin it is changing the appearance of its original form. It will not heal to its normal state so there will always be a mark. Some people heal better than others and that is why you can see a mark on some and not all.
Scarring Do I need to wear sunscreen on my surgical scar on my face? YES – absolutely. Use 30 SPF or higher and reapply every 2 hrs when out in sun.
Skin Cancer I rarely go in the sun and always wear sunscreen, so why do I have sun spots or skin cancer? Most of your damage was done while young. Most people are cautious as adults but were more active outdoors, mostly without sunscreen, while they were younger. It can take years before the signs of sun damage can surface.
Skin Cancer Do I need to treat my skin cancer or can I just leave it? NO. It will grow larger and deeper the longer you leave it there.
Skin Cancer My skin cancer looks like it is all gone after the biopsy. Do I need to treat it any further? YES. Skin cancer cells are microscopic. The lesion may heal up after biopsy, but the cancer cells may still be there under the surface and need to be treated.
Skin Cancer What are the most common signs of skin cancer that I can look for? If a spot on your skin doesn’t heal, changes shape, color and size, or seems to bleed often, it should be checked by your Dermatologist.
Warts How come my wart will not go away? A wart is a virus that can be stubborn and hard to treat. With treatment they can go away, come back and even spread.
Warts Can you cut my wart off? Usually NO. Warts grow in areas of trauma and if cut off may recur even larger and worse. On occasion they will be cut off only under certain circumstances.

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