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Dermatology FAQs

Q: What is a dermatologist?
A: A dermatologist is a medical physician who specializes in treating and diagnosing conditions of the skin. A certified dermatologist will have completed four years of medical school, one year of an internship and three years of specialized training.
Q: How do I know if my skin needs to be checked?
A: If you spot anything that may appear to be abnormal on your skin, whether it’s the development of a new spot, rash or bump, you should have it examined by a certified dermatologist as soon as possible. Better than anyone, you know your body and should know when something isn’t right.
Q: Is it alright for me to see a physician assistant (PA) or a nurse practitioner instead of a dermatologist?
A: Only when a PA or NP has trained under the super vision of a dermatologist for an extensive period of time is it recommended to have them evaluate the condition of your skin’s health.
Q: Is it okay to pop a pimple?
A: It is highly advised that you should NOT pop or squeeze a pimple. The popping or squeezing of a pimple could lead to the spreading of bacteria and potentially result in scarring.
Q: What is Contact Dermatitis?
A: Contact Dermatitis is an infectious skin disease that results in red, itchy and flaky skin that could actually lead to blisters occurring. There are two forms of contact dermatitis: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. Unfortunately, both types of contact dermatitis cannot be cured, however, there are numerous treatment options available where Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group can help you manage the symptoms.
Q: Is having a tan dangerous?
A: While many people have the impression that a tan contributes to having an attractive appearance, it is actually a visible sign of skin damage. Caused by ultraviolet exposure, tanning will increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group offers certified and professional dermatology advice and how you can prevent skin damage.
Q: How often should I see a doctor to have moles, warts and skin tags checked?
A: Unless you notice a change in the shape or color, every two to three years is good.
Q: Can biopsies or removal of growths be performed in Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group’s office?
A: Yes. Most incisions can be done in our offices at the same time of your appointment.
Q: Does Cibolo Creek Dermatology accept Medicare and other supplemental insurance?
A: Yes. Most treatments and surgical procedures done in the office are covered by insurance plans. We will confirm acceptance at the time of your appointment.
Q: Can Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group perform cosmetic surgeries or treatment?
A: We specialize in dermatological surgeries and treatments only, and unfortunately do not perform cosmetic surgeries. However, we are able to perform cosmetic treatments, including injections and treatments.

Cosmetic Treatment FAQs

Laser Treatments

Q: How long do laser treatments take?
A: Laser treatments can be performed in under 30 minutes depending on the size of the area.
Q: When can I resume my daily activities?
A: Typically, there is no downtime and you can return to your daily activities immediately following the treatment. Our laser treatment specialist will be sure to fill you in on what you can expect prior to receiving the treatment.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Typically, only a few treatments are needed. However, depending on the condition, several treatments may be required to achieve desired results.
Q: How do the laser treatments work?
A: Depending on the specific laser treatment you are receiving, the laser technology can break down old tissue to generate new and health tissue to form in its place and also break down hair follicles responsible for growth.
Q: Why should I choose a laser treatment?
A: Laser treatments are the non-invasive skin solutions for delivering the dramatic, long-lasting results you desire.

Scar Removal

Q: What types of scars can be treated?
A: It is appropriate for surgical scars and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.
Q: What types of result can I expect?
A: Expect to see the scar lighten in color and become more even in texture.
Q: How long does the treatment take?
A: The treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

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Cibolo Creek
Dermatology Group

Monica McCrary, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist

120 Dietert Avenue
building 300
Boerne, TX 78006
right behind river road pharmacy on (Hwy 46)

Phone Number: 830-971-9151
Fax Number: 830-626-9101

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group is a family practice. We see children and adults with dermatological issues. Our patients are located in San Antonio, Boerne, Cordillera, Fair Oaks Ranch, Comfort, Welfare, Waring and Kerrville.

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