What is Mohs surgery and how it is used for treating skin cancer?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2020
A diagnosis of skin cancer can be worrisome for any patient. However, one of the primary benefits of a skin cancer diagnosis is that the condition can be spotted in the earliest stages for a higher chance of success in overcoming it. When patients notice unusual growths or changes on their skin, it is vital that they connect with a dermatologist at Asarch Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery to get a proper diagnosis and discuss the best treatment for their needs. One treatment offered at our practice is that of Mohs micrographic surgery.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
This surgery is a procedure performed by a specially trained Mohs surgeon. The cancerous tissue is removed layer by layer to spare as much of the healthy tissue surrounding it as possible. By doing so, the doctor can reduce the size and appearance of the remaining scar after the surgery, while keeping healthy tissues from being disrupted in the process. This is a more precise method of excision that is best used for skin cancer found on the face and for other areas of the body where recurrent or more aggressive skin cancers develop.
What are the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery?
This procedure is highly desirable for many reasons. Mohs micrographic surgery is:
- A smart investment when skin cancer occurs or reoccurs
- Performed by a specialized, trained Mohs micrographic surgeon
- Performed on visible areas of the body to reduce scarring
- Thorough, ensuring all cancer cells are removed while sparing healthy surrounding skin and tissues
- Effective at addressing recurrent or aggressive forms of skin cancer on the face or body
- Done in a way to reduce the size of scarring following the procedure
Discuss your treatment options with our team today!
At Asarch Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery, we work together with patients at any of our locations to help them regain their health and treat conditions such as skin cancer. If you are located in the areas of Holyoke, Lakewood, Castle Rock, or Englewood, Colorado, we welcome you to call our main line at (303) 761-7797 and schedule an appointment. We are committed to assisting new and current patients with their dermatological needs in our state-of-the-art practice.