Find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions below. If you don’t find what you are looking for or have further questions or concerns, please give us a call at (504) 891-8004.

General Questions

While we accept most insurance, there are a number of factors that determine how your insurance processes and pays claims. Please contact your insurance company to see if Southern Dermatology of New Orleans is within your network, what services will be covered, and if you have met your deductible requirements.

Yes, we accept cash payment from those who are not covered by insurance. Please contact our office for information about our cash pricing.

If you have any medical or cosmetic skin concerns, simply call our office and we will schedule an appointment at your convenience. We will be able to tell you whether a referral is necessary or not.

While our dermatologists perform a number of minor surgeries in-house, we do not perform Mohs surgery. Southern Dermatology of New Orleans has extensive relationships with Mohs surgeons throughout the area to whom we regularly refer patients.

Skin Care Questions

We recommend self-examining the skin periodically to check for any significant changes in the appearance of moles and for the development of any suspicious-looking lesions. It is generally a good idea to become familiar with any freckles and beauty marks you have so that you can contact us if you notice any changes. Warning signs include scaliness, oozing, the appearance of a new bump, or even skin irritation.


We can conduct a skin cancer screening and take a closer look at the areas of concern during your consultation. When melanoma is detected in its early stages, it is usually curable and treatable. Early detection is key when it comes to treating skin cancer, and we encourage every patient to come in for at least an annual exam where we can perform a skin cancer screening.

We offer a range of skin rejuvenation and anti-aging skincare programs to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and keep new wrinkle formation to a minimum. Talk to us about skin regimens, including sun protection, vitamin-A derivative creams, and chemical peels that can help you maintain your youthful look!

Dr. Wiltz recommends using a high-quality sunscreen and making sure to apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including the lips, whenever possible. It’s important to wear sunscreen or sunblock even when you are spending the entire day indoors. Keep in mind that the sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. so you should seek shade during those times when you are outdoors. Protect your eyes from sun damage by wearing sunglasses and wear protecting clothing with long sleeves when possible. Avoid tanning beds or spending excessive time in the sun.

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