Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

When you make an appointment with a dermatologist, it's a good idea to prepare for your appointment by making a list of questions you want your doctor to answer. For wrinkles, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • What is the best course of action?
  • What are my treatment options and the pros and cons of each?
  • What will the treatments cost? Does medical insurance usually cover these treatments?
  • What results can I expect?
  • How often will I need to repeat the treatment?
  • What kind of follow-up, if any will I have?

Don't hesitate to ask any other questions you have.

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions, including:

  • What products, such as cleansers and moisturizers, do you use on your skin?
  • Do you use sunscreen?
  • Did you expose your skin to sun when you were younger?
  • Do you smoke or have you ever smoked?
Feb. 26, 2014