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What to Expect During an Appointment
Booking an appointment can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Rest assured, Dr. Julia Tzu, MD, FAAD, and her dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, every step of the way. Below, we’ll walk you through what a typical appointment with us looks like, so you can come prepared and feel at ease.
- Initial Consultation: Your journey to healthier skin starts with an initial consultation. Dr. Tzu will listen to your concerns and assess your skin condition through a thorough examination.
- Diagnostic Tests: Based on your initial assessment, some diagnostic tests may be recommended. These could range from skin biopsies to bloodwork.
- Treatment Plan: Once we have a complete understanding of your skin’s needs, we’ll outline a personalized treatment plan. This could involve cosmetic procedures, medical procedures, or simply topical treatments from our skincare store. Rest assured, we’ll discuss all your options in detail, so you can make an informed decision about your skin.
- Follow-Up Care: Your well-being is our utmost concern, which is why we also emphasize follow-up care. This will allow us to track your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
How Long Are Initial Appointments?
Generally, initial appointments are 30 minutes. This time frame allows Dr. Tzu and her team to examine your skin, discuss your medical history, and answer any questions you may have.
By setting aside 30 minutes for your first visit, you’re investing in a skincare experience that aims for nothing less than excellence. The initial time spent helps us build a strong foundation for your future skincare journey, ensuring that we identify the best possible solutions for you.
How Much Do Appointments Cost?
We’re committed to thorough appointments that provide excellent care and produce long-lasting results. That’s why our initial appointments aren’t free—we’re doing so much more than just pleasantries.
Below, you’ll find an overview of what you can generally expect in terms of pricing for an appointment.
- Initial Consultation Fee: Your appointment comes with a consultation fee of $300, which covers a comprehensive assessment of your skin concern and recommendation of diagnostic tests that may be required. The $300 consultation fee is for a 30 minute visit.
- Treatment Costs: After your initial consultation, any subsequent treatments or procedures will have their own associated costs. We’ll provide you with an itemized breakdown during the discussion of your personalized treatment plan, allowing you to make an informed financial decision.
- Insurance Coverage: We accept a variety of health insurance plans for medical dermatology visits and procedures, including Cigna (EPO, POS, PPO), Aetna* (Indemnity, Medicare, POS, PPO, EPO), Empire BCBS (Indemnity, POS, PPO),1199 SEIU PPO, Multiplan PCHS PPO, and Medicare. We’ll assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and how they apply to your treatment.
*We do not accept Aetna NYCCP and most Empire BCBS EPO plans
Hear from others who have trusted Wall Street Dermatology with their skincare journey. Their experiences speak volumes about the quality of care you can expect when you book an appointment with us.
“I struggled with acne for years and felt I had tried everything. Dr. Tzu and her team here not only identified the root cause but also provided a treatment plan that actually worked. I couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Jane D., 29 – Acne Treatment
“The level of attention and detail during my skin cancer screening was exceptional. It’s clear that Dr. Tzu puts patient well-being as a top priority. I highly recommend Wall St. Dermatology’s services.”
Mark S., 45 – Skin Cancer Screening
“I was a bit skeptical about anti-aging treatments, but Dr. Tzu put my mind at ease. She explained all my options, potential outcomes, and her staff even helped me understand my insurance coverage. My skin has never looked better!”
Emily R., 32 – Anti-aging Treatments
“Living with eczema was frustrating and often embarrassing. The team offered me a range of treatment options, and I saw improvements in just a few weeks. They’ve changed my life for the better.”
Paul M., 50 – Eczema Management
Wall Street Dermatology Policies
At Wall Street Dermatology, we recognize that your time is valuable and make every attempt to limit your wait time. We intentionally do not overbook our schedules to ensure you the best experience for your visit. However, to ensure this perfect experience for you, we need the cooperation of all patients to be on time for their scheduled appointments and to call the office at least 24 hours in advance for cancellations. We charge a $50 fee for appointments that are not cancelled 24 business hours in advance (ie. for Monday appointments, you must cancel by the preceding Friday).
Additional fees may apply if booking for specialized cosmetic procedures requiring additional resources or advance preparation. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we cannot guarantee that appointment and may need to reschedule you if there are other patients waiting. As in any appointment-based system, when tardiness and unannounced cancellations occur, it affects the scheduling pattern and waiting experience for everyone.
Our goal is to keep your waiting times minimal and your experience enjoyable.
Not Ready to Make An Appointment? Call Us Today.
Taking the first step toward better skincare can be a big decision, and it’s normal to have reservations or additional questions. If you’re not quite ready to book an appointment but would like more information, we encourage you to give us a call at (212) 931-0538.
When you call, you’ll be connected with a knowledgeable staff member who can provide insights into our range of services and address any concerns you may have. Whether you’re interested in specific treatments, costs, or how the appointment process works, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to make an empowered decision about your skincare. If you decide that you’re ready to move forward with booking an appointment, we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy life.
Choosing the right skincare treatment is a personal decision that shouldn’t be rushed. We’re here to offer the guidance you need to feel confident in your choices. Give us a call today at (212) 931-0538 to explore your options and start your journey toward healthier, more radiant skin.