New Study Finds that when it comes to Dermatologists it's Faster to Get an Appointment When you want Botox than When You're Worried about a Mole
As you can see above with Angelina Jolie, not all moles need to be removed. However, the next time you or a loved one are thinking of having your mole evaluated by a dermatologist you should note that recent studies by the American Academy of Dermatology found that patients seeking an appointment with a dermatologist to ask about a potentially cancerous mole have to wait substantially longer than those seeking Botox for wrinkle treatment.
Researchers reported that dermatologists in 12 cities offered a typical wait of eight days for a cosmetic patient wanting Botox to smooth wrinkles, compared with a typical wait of 26 days for a patient requesting evaluation of a changing mole.
â€œThe difference in wait times between medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology patients is clearly real,â€ said the lead author of the study and an assistant professor of dermatology.
In Boston, the median Botox wait was 13 days, versus 68 days for a mole examination. In Seattle, the median Botox wait was seven and a half days, compared with 35 days for a changing mole.
So maybe the next time you’re worried about your mole, you should consider calling your facial plastic surgeon rather than waiting.No comments