Mohs micrographic surgery

Mohs surgery is the most precise technique available for removal of skin cancers and has the highest cure rate (98-99%). It is especially suited to treating BCC’s on the face where it is critical to remove the minimum amount of tissue and ensure no tumor is left behind. Essentially, it is a technique that allows the surgeon to test the edges of the excision on the day of the surgery while you wait. It allows the surgeon to remove only a very narrow margin of normal skin around the tumor and to remove ...

Photodynamic therapy

This is used to treat skin cancer: and skin damaged by excessive sun exposure which is at high risk of becoming cancerous. It works by directing a beam of light onto a mole, lesion or affected area of skin which destroys cancerous cells within. It has a lower risk of scarring compared with surgery. It is used to treat Bowen’s disease, basal cell carcinoma and solar keratosis (pre-cancerous growth). PDT is also unique for its ability to minimize pores and reduce oil glands, effectively treating acne vulgaris...

Melanoma

Although melanoma is one of the least common forms of skin cancer, it is the most serious because the cancer can spread to other parts of your body. You should always check your face and body for any unusual moles or freckles because early detection of melanoma leads to improved outcomes. The primary cause for melanoma skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, or sunlight, which we are all exposed to every day. More than 500,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year, and they span the range...

Mole Evaluation and Removal

Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. Most moles are harmless, but a change in size, shape, color or texture could be indicative of a cancerous growth. Dermatologists are specially trained to perform thorough whole body skin/mole checks to detect and treat skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas...