In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the safety of our patients and our staff, we are exercising several cautionary measures. Our office currently remains open but with very limited hours. Appointment requests for in-office treatments must be submitted by email to Dr. Tirgan.
We ask all new patients to follow the following process.
1- Please complete the Keloid Consultation Request Form.
2- Please email the form and Several Images of your Keloids, taken in good lighting, and from different angles to DrTirgan@gmail.com.
3- Patient care starts with a thorough consultation. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all new patient consultations are done by phone and prior to the actual treatment date.
Please make sure to provide accurate responses to each question and provide a valid e-mail address. The information you provide will allow Dr. Tirgan to better assess your condition and provide you with a treatment plan and the associated cost estimate if you will be coming in for an in-person visit. All information submitted through this website is secure and remains confidential.
Cost of Consultation
The initial consultation fee is $250. Unfortunately, most insurance companies consider keloids as cosmetic problems and do not pay for the treatment of keloids. As a result, we cannot accept any form of insurance.
Cost of Treatment?
The number and type of treatments vary from patient to patient. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict the total cost. Size, shape, location, and prior procedures are all factors that affect the complexity of treatment. Additionally, each keloid responds to treatment differently. In general, the smaller the keloid, the lower the cost; however, to achieve the best possible outcome, most keloids require several rounds of treatment. The fees for keloid injections, anesthesia, etc., are separate from the fee for cryotherapy. Dr. Tirgan will provide you with the procedural costs in advance of each visit. We can also provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost if you have one or a few keloids.
Cost of Follow-up Visits?
Once you are an established patient, you will only pay for the cost of ongoing treatment. We typically waive the office visit charge for patients who come in for treatment. We do however charge a fee of $100.00 for follow-ups if no treatment is provided.
On occasions, Dr. Tirgan sees patients on Saturdays. Please visit our calendar for available Saturdays.
We frequently receive emails and phone calls from patients who live far away from New York, asking us for advice. Please keep in mind Dr. Tirgan cannot and does not provide treatment or advice by email. We advise that you review the Keloid Treatment Guidelines that are available on the website of the Keloid Research Foundation.