Mohs Micrographic Surgery ( MMS) is one of many options when it comes to the treatment of skin cancers. MMS allows for complete microscopic examination of the removed cancer to ensure tumor clearance, all the while preserving the maximal amount of normal skin. It is used to treat skin cancers in certain locations, such as the head and neck, hands, feet, and other hard to treat areas. It is particularly good for certain aggressive types of skin cancers or skin cancers that have been treated unsuccessfully with other methods. Click here to learn more about Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Dr. Bickle’s Newport, CA office: newportskincancer.com
Dr. Bickle will remove both benign and malignant skin lesions safely and with minimal scarring in an outpatient office setting. Benign lesions include nevi (moles), seborrheic keratosis (wisdom spots or “barnacles”), cysts, and skin tags, among others. Treatment of pre-malignant and malignant lesions (including actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and malignant melanomas) includes cryosurgery, electrodessication and curettage, excision, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery (see above) depending on the cancer type and location on the skin. Annual skin examinations are recommended to screen for these types of pre-cancers and cancers. Call to schedule your skin exam today.
Scars, whether due to surgery, trauma or other causes, can be improved upon and minimized using various techniques, including microneedling, dermabrasion, and lasers. Schedule a consult to discuss which treatment would be best for you.