WhERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED?
The office is located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital. It is in the medical office building, building A, at 5215 Loughboro Rd NW, on the third floor in Suite 300. Enter from Dalecarlia Parkway NW and park in the parking structure. Enter the building, walk past Au Bon Pain to the right, and take the elevators to the third floor.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SKIN CANCER SCREENING?
Early detection of skin cancers is key, as skin cancers found and treated early are almost always curable. Everyone should perform self-exams every month, which is as easy as looking at your skin in the mirror after a shower. By performing regular, monthly self-exams, you get familiar with your spots and growths. This makes you more alert to changes in your skin, because anything new or different changes the pattern that you are used to seeing.
Many people like to get a baseline skin exam, so that they know what is normal and what is not, and to get tips on what to look out for. During a skin cancer screening, Dr. Gilman will examine your skin and will note if there is anything that looks unusual, and evaluate or treat it at that time. If you have a history of skin cancer, or have a first-degree family member (parent, sibling, or child) with a history of melanoma, you should get regular skin cancer screenings. The frequency of the exams depends on your personal history, your family history, and your skin condition.
What should I do to prepare for my filler treatment?
Don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motril), or vitamin E for at least one week before your filler treatment because these increase your risk for bruising. If you take aspirin for medical reasons prescribed by your doctor, continue to take it but be sure to let us know. Many herbal supplements are also blood thinners, so the safest bet is to stop all over-the-counter medicines and supplements unless otherwise advised by your doctor. When in doubt, ask us! Also, don’t schedule a massage for one week after your treatment, as the pressure on your face can change the contour of the filler.