Depending on your prescription and insurance plan, it could take 1 day to 2 weeks. The pharmacy will call you when the prescription is filled.
If you have a history of skin cancer, your clinician will decided when you should come back. For patients that do not have a history of skin cancer we recommend a yearly visit.
Please contact your physician for specific instructions.
Redness, blistering, mild discomfort.
Use a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum protection of SPF 30 or greater which blocks both harmful UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply every two hours and after exposure to water through swimming or sweating. It requires approximately one ounce (one shot glass full) of sunscreen with each application to cover all exposed skin. Always check to be certain that sunscreen has not expired.
Have a referral if your insurance requires, method of payment, government issued ID, legal guardian if under 18, current medication list, insurance cards, power of attorney if applicable and the name of the lab your insurance uses. If your referral is expired or not correct you may have a wait or you could ask to be rescheduled.
Please have your pharmacy request the refill. If you have been seen over 1 year ago, you may have to request an appointment.
You may or may not be required to undress during your visit. Your provider may only be able to address your primary concern at this time.
The area will be numbed and the lesion removed. Sometimes stitches are involved. You will receive complete wound care instructions after the biopsy.
Expect a downtime of 48-72 hours minimum post treatment with no sun exposure. Please plan to be in the office for 1-2 hours.
Biopsy results can take up to 14 days. Culture and lab work results can vary. For lab work not drawn at Lab Corp or Quest, please contact our office.
Please call our billing office at all 443.351.DERM (3376) to discuss a bill you received.