The Patient Process
At Miami Skin and Vein, we work hard to make sure your experience exceeds every expectation. Here is an overview of what to expect during your visit to our clinic.
Prior to your visit
Someone from our front office team will schedule your appointment on a day and time that works for you. Dr. Patel is available for appointments (including consultations) 5 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM to make it easier for you to schedule your visits around work and family responsibilities.
Once the appointment is scheduled, you will receive reminders of your upcoming visit by both text, email and phone. We ask that you confirm your appointment in advance to prevent uncessary messages.
You will also receive some brief paperwork that we ask be filled out electronically prior to your visit. We use Klara, a secure electronic patient communication platform to message you the forms. It's very important that you fill out the forms prior to your visit so that the full appointment time is available for consultation with the doctor. If forms are not filled out in advance, we will perform the consultation part of the visit but you maybe asked to schedule the procedure at another date and time.
We ask you to arrive early to your appointment. Please review directions to our clinic on Google Maps prior to your visit. Paid parking is available in our building as well as at streetside.
We ask that you come to the clinic without makeup on your face. If you come with makeup, you will be required to remove it from your face before the doctor sees you for consultation.
Once you arrive
We hope you feel instantly at ease in our comfortable, calm, state-of-the-art facility. Someone will greet you with a warm smile. New patients must present a valid government issued photo I.D. prior to being seen.
One of the team members will then take photos of your face. Photos are required as part of the consultation. They will be securely stored as part of your electronic medical record. We will not use your photos for marketing purposes without permission so please do not worry about this.
Our compassionate and highly skilled medical assistants will then escort you to a private examination room and will remain by your side for the duration of your visit. All of our assistants have years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and facial aesthetics..
During your initial consultation, Dr. Patel will spend 30-45 minutes performing a complete cosmetic evaluation, understanding your concerns, offering some insights, and developing an individualized treatment plan.
Once the consultation is complete, the medical assistant will present you with the recommended treatment plan and cost. You may begin the treatment plan on the day of consultation as long as time permits. Most procedures require the application of topical anesthetic which can take up to 45 minutes. Botox and Dysport do not require this. Please plan up to 2 hours for your initial visit.
The doctor will make sure you are comfortable and that all of your questions are answered. Before you leave the clinic, the team will see that all of your follow up appointments have been scheduled and address any questions or concerns you may have. We highly recommend that you schedule your next visit prior to leaving the clinic. This ensure continuation of the treatment plan or regular maintenance of achieved results.