Written by Dr. Ringpfeil
If you are unsure whether you might have a skin abnormality, there are ways that you can test and see for yourself. The following are several examples of skin abnormalities that should be addressed ASAP:
If you have noticed any of these on your body, do not wait to have them examined. Undergoing Mohs surgery will remove the malignant areas, and reconstructive surgery will repair any lesions left on the skin.
The excision portion of Mohs surgery involves identifying and removing the affected skin tissue. This also includes the area directly surrounding the mole or birthmark. Popular areas that require excision include:
This procedure is very delicate and will be given the utmost attention. The surgeon will be extremely careful to save all possible healthy tissue, while removing the developing tumors. Excision surgery will be conducted in the office by the surgeon.
Once the skin tumor and surrounding tissue have been safely removed, our surgeon will meet with you to schedule reconstructive surgery. This surgery will repair any damage that has been caused by the cancerous tissue, and help prevent scarring. We will operate in the office, so you do not need to travel far. Anesthesia will be used, making the procedure painless and comfortable. Our surgeon will use her artistic ability to produce symmetrical and beautiful results.
We employ a highly trained plastic surgeon with many years of dermatology and facial cosmetic experience. Working with the top Mohs surgeons in the Philadelphia area, we are pleased to offer patients superior medical and cosmetic skin care. Ouroffice is open to locals as well as out-of-towners. Book your consultation today.