Virtual Dermatologist in NYC
In the midst of the global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, each and every one of us has had to adjust our routines; who could have predicted that “Zoom Link” would become a more commonly used phrase than “Google it”? Some changes in our daily lives have been difficult, but others have opened us up for innovation, particularly within the telehealth sector. Teledermatology services have become the go-to for patients during this chaotic time, reducing the amount of office visits a patient has to come in for, and allowing you access to qualified dermatology care directly from your smartphone or laptop.
Through virtual care, dermatologists are able to continue to treat patients from the comfort of their own home, limiting the number of times they must come in to the office. When working with a dermatologist, virtual consultations can help with a variety of needs, from immediate medical diagnosis to cosmetic procedure preparation and planning. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic and medical dermatology and is offering telemedicine consultations, virtual visits, and in-office appointments in NYC. Contact the office today to learn more about how Dr. Green can provide you with the tailored care you need, wherever you are.
What to expect at a Virtual Dermatologist Visit
The best virtual dermatologist appointments occur when doctor and patient are fully attentive and available for the visit. Dr. Green is able to give expert advice and guidance through her virtual visits, and encourages you to be just as prepared as you would be for an in-person appointment.
If you are dealing with eczema, rosacea, acne or other skin conditions that cause flare-ups, it’s best to take and upload photos of your symptoms as soon as you experience them, just in case the skin issue calms down before your video consultation. Additionally, just like an in-person appointment, it’s good to write down any questions and pertinent personal health information you have for your online visit, as well as a list of skincare products that you are currently using–even having those product bottles on hand can be useful, in case Dr. Green needs to check for any irritants in the ingredient list.
During the appointment, Dr. Green will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, based off of careful questions and your medical history. Then, if any prescriptions are needed, Dr. Green will send them directly to your preferred pharmacy for pick up or delivery. Though occasionally an in-office appointment may be needed for health care concerns that involve touch (such as examining for skin cancer), the majority of skin issues can be examined via video visit, providing you with the best possible dermatology care, virtually anywhere. Plus, if you’re interested in any cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, HydraFacials, or Microneedling, your initial evaluation with Dr. Green can be completed via online dermatology visit.
Teledermatology: Your Online Virtual Dermatologist
You may have heard of virtual dermatology clinics such as MDLive and DermatologistOnCall, where you are able to meet with a dermatologist as soon as a dermatologist is online. These services have been around for some time, but a purely online dermatologist model does lack a few important components when it comes to holistic skincare: namely, the ability to have a continued relationship with your doctor, monitored treatments plans, and in-office visits when necessary.
Dr. Green has developed a hybrid online and in-office model for many of her patients seeking to limit the commute required for healthy skin. She is able to treat a number of skin, hair and nail conditions purely through online dermatology. Her personalized approach allows her patients to feel supported throughout their entire skincare journey, from contact dermatitis to soothing HydraFacials to dermal fillers, all while making your customizable care plan as convenient as possible.
Virtual Visit: Scheduling a Virtual Dermatologist Appointment
Should I schedule with a virtual dermatologist near me?
If you’re looking for cosmetic care that will require in-office dermatology appointments, or a long-lasting relationship with an expert dermatologist, Dr. Green recommends sticking to a board-certified dermatologist that you can effectively travel to. Virtual appointments are an excellent choice for those who want fast, easy access to dermatology consultations, but sticking to a doctor’s office that you can visit when necessary will streamline your care for the long term.
Dr. Green’s office is able to offer both online and in-person office visits for patients. Dr. Green is out of network with medicare and insurance plans, so it is best to check with your insurance plans and HSA policies to determine co-pay and reimbursement directly with your private insurance before your virtual visit. Additionally, Dr. Green’s teledermatology sessions are just as secure as her in-office appointments, adhering to all HITECH and HIPAA guidelines.
Cosmetic Treatment: How Virtual Dermatology Can Help
Think that you should hold off on the skincare procedures that will help you to practice self care and improve your self-confidence and natural radiance? Think again. Thanks to video consultations, Dr. Green is able to work with you remotely to determine a personalized treatment plan catered to your needs and goals, which can then be enacted through a hybrid model of in-office treatments and virtual visits. Video visits can help to determine which cosmetic treatments are best for you:
Acne and Acne Scar Treatment
Whether you have suffered from acne flare-ups for some time, or you have renewed blemishes and pimples due to “maskne” (acne caused by face masks), Dr. Green is here to help. Through her innovative acne facial treatments and her work in laser and microneedling procedures, Dr. Green is able to create customizable skincare plans that reduce the appearance of acne scars and help to prevent future breakouts. Combination treatments are available using:
- HydraFacials: this facial uses a unique three-step process to cleanse, exfoliate, and boost the skin with intensive serums, helping to keep acne at bay and prevent future flare-ups.
- Microneedling: this treatment uses tiny needles to reactivate collagen and elastin production in the skin, helping to reduce the skin’s “memory” of scar tissue.
- Chemical Peels: depending on your needs, and intensive chemical peel can be combined to target blemishes and prevent breakouts.
- Laser Treatment: Treatments such as the Fraxel Laser, Vbeam, and eMatrix can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, redness, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
An initial virtual consultation will allow you to find the care that is not only best for your skin type and skin issues but also minimize the time spent achieving your skincare goals.
Rejuvenating Skin Treatments
There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to make you feel as though you’ve aged beyond your years. Constant screen time, stress, and skin irritation caused by face masks can combine to make you feel less-than-camera ready for your online meetings. Dr. Green is currently offering rejuvenating skin treatments such as:
- Revitalizing facial treatments: Dr. Green can customize vitamins and serums to create a facial for your exact skin type to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin.
- Dermal fillers: Fillers, such as hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra, activate the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, creating a youthful glow. These fillers can also be used for cheek and lip augmentation or for a pan-facial rejuvenation with a “liquid facelift.”
- Botox: Injectables like Botox can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and soften the worry lines on your forehead and around your eyes. Through Dr. Green’s technique of “Baby Botox“, she can put small drops of Botox in multiple areas to treat fine lines and wrinkles with a natural looking cosmetic result.
- Laser treatments like V-Beam, Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant to treat pigmentation, discoloration, redness, rosacea, fine lines, and wrinkles, and Thermage for skin tightening.
- Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), or collagen induction therapy, to rejuvenate the skin. Through your own natural platelet-rich-plasma, your skin can be repaired and nourished, creating glowing, healthy skin cells.
Your initial consultation via video visit can help to get you the glowing skin you deserve in no time.
Additional Cosmetic Treatments
Regardless of your current physical needs, you need not wait to get the care that you deserve. Whether you are dealing with hair loss, loose or sagging skin, unsightly leg veins, or even a tattoo that no longer suits you, Dr. Green is here to help. Thanks to telemedicine, virtual appointments can be scheduled right away with Dr. Green to embark on treatment plans ranging from CoolSculpting and Thermage to Hair Loss Treatment and Prevention, to Laser Hair Removal and Tattoo Removal.
The way that you look and feel is Dr. Green’s greatest priority, and meeting your skincare goals need not be put on pause during this uncertain time. Contact the office today via our online form or call us at 212-535-3088 to learn how Dr. Green can create a personalized treatment plan through her innovative care via a virtual dermatology visit.