Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 - Current Updates


As always, we continue to follow CDC guidelines which include wearing a mask to your appointment. Please read below for details about your forthcoming appointment at this time. We want to reassure you that safety is our priority.

As an office, we will be adhering to the following CDC guidelines and recommendations:

  • All patients are to arrive wearing a mask.
  • All patients will be screened. We will take your temperature, complete a screening questionnaire, inquire about travel history and ask that you social distance at all times (six feet please) while in the building.
  • We will keep outside doors open to minimize contact with door handles and exam and procedure room doors closed while occupied to reduce exposure.
  • Please come alone to your appointment unless you require assistance.
  • Please leave children at home unless they are the patient.
  • No more than 3 people will be seated in the waiting area at any time. There is also a private waiting room available most of the time if you prefer.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in each room and common areas.
  • The check out process will be contactless. We will continue to keep credit card on file and confirm prior to leaving. We will call and confirm credit card prior to your appointment. Sneeze guard barriers will be in place at the front desk.
  • Our staff will continue to disinfect and sanitize common areas as well as treatment rooms.
  • We will require all staff and providers to have their temperatures checked before entering the building, wear recommended PPE (including masks and gloves when appropriate), and remain vigilant about hand washing as well as social distance themselves during the work day.
  • Providers will be wearing a mask (and possibly goggles) for all patient visits and procedures.

If you are a patient with an upcoming appointment, and feel ill with respiratory symptoms, have knowingly come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within that last 14 days, or have a compromised immune system; we do ask that you call the office and reschedule your appointment to a later date.

Sincerely,
Dr. Jennifer Breedlove




COVID-19 - Can I see Dr. Breedlove in-person, or virtually?


As of May 1, 2020, Dr. Breedlove is seeing patients in her office. You may also set up a TeleHealth appointment with Dr. Breedlove to receive virtual dermatological care. Please see below in the FAQ for more information.




How can I order your skin care products online?


For either home delivery or in-office pick up, you may order your skin care products HERE. Please note that a prescription is required before purchasing (in-office only) RA Cream 0.05% and 0.1%.




What if I'm not sure which Dermatology Appointment to schedule for myself?


Please contact us via email, using the form on our website, or by telephone to find out which Dermatology Appointment is right for you, if you are unsure. We will respond promptly to ensure you are taken care of from the start!




Do you accept health insurance?


Yes, we accept some insurances at this time. Please call our office or your insurance carrier to determine eligibility.




Do you accept CareCredit?


Yes, we accept CareCredit at our office. CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you and your family. You can use it to help manage health, wellness and beauty costs not covered by insurance.




How do I pay for my appointment?


We accept cash, all major credit cards, CareCredit and Health spending accounts (HSAs) for non cosmetic services. We are unable to accept checks at this time.




Why should I choose an ASDS certified dermatologic surgeon?


While you may think the most important decision that you make is whether to have dermatologic surgery, choosing a board-certified physician is truly the key to success. Dr. Breedlove is ASDS board-certified. Learn more HERE.




What does it mean to be a member of the International Peeling Society?


In short, it means you are in capable hands under the best care! The society targets to teach and promote the methods and applications of chemical peels for both medical and esthetic purposes. Among the goals of the society are the development of clinical guidelines for better and safer use of peels, the setting of appropriate quality standards and the initiation and support of basic and clinical research in this field.




What do I need to consider before ANY cosmetic procedure?


  • If you are taking or have ever taken isotretinoin (ACCUTANE), a medicine prescribed for acne
  • All other medicines you take or apply to the skin— or have recently taken. Be sure your dermatologist knows about antibiotics, acne medicines, and medicines that you buy without a prescription, such as aspirin
  • If you frequently get cold sores or have had cold sores in the past
  • History of seizures
  • Pregnant/breast-feeding or nursing
  • If your skin scars easily
  • All herbs, vitamins, and minerals you take. Even if you haven’t taken these for a while, be sure to mention them
  • All surgeries and cosmetic treatments you have had. While some patients feel embarrassed talking about this, the information you share can make a difference in the results you see. Don’t omit anything — even if it seems unimportant
  • Consider important events (weddings, vacations, family pictures, etc) and schedule accordingly. Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your special event just in case you do get a complication.




How does XEOMIN® work?


Dr. Breedlove is an official provider of XEOMIN®.
XEOMIN® is FDA Approved and Clinically Proven. Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. As your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.




Botulinum Toxins/Fillers Pre-Op/Post-Op Treatment Considerations:


  • No active skin infections in the areas to be treated
  • Please let us know if you have a tendency to make cold sores or fever blisters
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior and 24 hour AFTER treatment
  • Avoid strenuous exercise 24 hours AFTER treatment
  • Avoid anti-inflammatories/blood thinning medications 72 hours prior to injection. Medications to avoid include but are not limited to: Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingko Bilboa, St John Wort, ibuprofen, naproxen, Naprosyn, Motrin, Advil, Aleve or other Non-Steriodal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDs).




TCA chemical peels Pre-Op/Post-Op Treatment.


  • Avoid retinol, tretinoin, Retin-A one week prior to your peel.
  • Use the moisturizer as directed to keep your skin moist and supple. If your skin dries and cracks, it can scar.
  • If your skin burns, itches, or swells, contact your dermatologist. Rubbing or scratching skin treated with a chemical peel can cause an infection.
  • Do not use a tanning bed, go on a beach vacation, lay out in the sun or other type of indoor tanning. Your skin will not heal properly.
  • After your skin heals, apply sunscreen every day. This will help you maintain results.
  • Avoid sunlight exposure to the treated areas. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for several months following treatment to avoid prolonged redness or pigmentary changes.




LASER Pre-Op/Post-Op Treatment:


IF YOU ARE SUNTANNED IN THE AREA TO BE TREATED. PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR TREATMENT. THE INCREASED PIGMENT FROM A SUNTAN CAN BE ABSORBED BY THE LASER BEAM AND INCREASE THE RISK FOR COMPLICATIONS.

  • After treatment, the area may be discolored and swollen
  • Blister and/or crust may form which can last 7-14 days. Please call the office if this occurs.
  • Apply cool ice water compresses may be applied to the area for 10 minutes of every hour. Do not apply ice directly to the treated area. This reduces swelling and chances of bruising.
  • If you feel any discomfort (typically this does not last more than 6 hours), use acetaminophen (Tylenol). Do not use aspirin or ibuprofen during the healing phase (1 to 2 weeks) as this can increase bruising.
  • Use a mild, nonirritating soap such as Cetaphil/Cerave to gently cleanse the treated areas. If a blister or crust has formed, apply Vaseline or Aquaphor healing ointment to the treated area.. Repeat this procedure twice daily.
  • Showers are permitted but prolonged hot baths are not advised for 1-2 weeks.
  • Do not rub, scratch or pick the treated area. If a crust develops, let the crust fall off on its own.
  • Makeup and moisturizers may be applied as usual if crusting is not present.
  • Avoid sunlight exposure to the treated areas. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for several months following treatment to avoid prolonged redness or pigmentary changes.
  • Avoid swimming (especially in open water) and contact sports while the skin is healing.