At The Dermatology Center, we are experts in the surgical removal of concerning or dangerous skin lesions. We offer a variety of surgical procedures that both remove the lesion while obtaining a great cosmetic outcome.
Actinic Keratoses (Pre-cancers)
Excision of Melanoma and Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Melanoma is cancer of the cells in the skin that produce melanin, the pigment in your skin. This is considered the most severe type of skin cancer, but as long as it is caught early it can be removed with surgery. If the melanoma is small and thin, our providers will surgically remove the cancer and a border of surrounding skin as well as a layer of tissue under the skin – just to ensure all of the cancer is gone.
This same excision technique applies to non-melanoma skin cancers as well, such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers. These cancers arise from excessive sun exposure. Once detected, they can be surgically removed. We then utilize many of the same surgical repair techniques used by plastic surgeons to obtain the best cosmetic result possible. We also offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the removal of skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas. See the tab Skin Cancer Treatment for more information.