Skin Cancer Removal and Treatment

Skin cancer is currently the most widespread form of cancer in America. Over 500,000 new instances are reported each year – and the rate is growing faster than any other form of cancer. While skin cancers are found in almost any human body area, about 80 percent seem to appear on the face, neck, or scalp, where they are dangerous and disfiguring. This form of cancer is complicated to detect at first, which is one of the reasons why it accounts for many death cases every year.

The good news is that CentralSurgery skin cancer removal can often be accomplished without invasive surgical techniques. When large areas of the skin become damaged due to exposure to sun, winds, and other outdoor elements, small, isolated patches may arise. These typically heal on their own and are not potential threats to the patient’s health. However, some minor wounds can develop into large inflamed lesions that can spread over large areas of the skin and become a problem. To treat these larger patches and prevent future occurrences, dermatologists often utilize various surgical techniques to remove the patches of inflamed tissue, repair the skin grafts that failed to take care of the defect, and eventually replace the skin grafts with healthy, functioning grafts.

CentralSurgery-skin-cancer-removalOne of the minor invasive forms of CentralSurgery skin cancer removal is Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs chemo epilation. A doctor uses a sterile instrument to inject a highly concentrated solution into the lesion in this procedure. The agent liquefies the damaged cells and seeps into the skin, killing cells that have become abnormal.

This treatment typically takes only one or two visits; however, some patients may require more than one visit to complete the procedure because it is highly concentrated. In addition, because the agent is applied only to abnormal skin cells, patients should not be allergic to the solution or the procedure itself, making them quite ill during the procedure.

Some patients may opt for CentralSurgery skin cancer removal and treatment using a procedure commonly known as Mohs skin cancer reconstruction. Known as Mohs melanoma, this treatment reconstructs an area of skin with a lighter, predominant melanoma or mole. This process also eliminates any entirely smooth moles, even brownish ones, since all moles are not black. Instead, the procedure removes the affected portion of the skin and replaces it with a lighter, predominant melanoma or mole.

There is another option for skin cancer removal and treatment for many patients who do not wish to undergo either of these procedures, called punch excision. A doctor removes the affected portion of the skin during this procedure and carefully removes the moles with a scalpel and an excellent, curved tip. The doctor may then use a special pen-shaped device to draw the mole away from the skin, leaving only the base tissue exposed.