What is Surgical Dermatology?
In some cases, it may be deemed necessary to remove a cancerous or noncancerous skin growth from your body. In these situations, we will utilize surgical dermatology, a term referring to a list of procedures that have proven to safely and effectively eliminate these lesions, skin tags, and other abscesses. The highly experienced team at Dermatology Center of Dallas is proud to have incredible success rates when it comes to utilizing surgical techniques in order to keep our patients safe. Visit our dermatology facility in Dallas, TX today to learn more.
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How Does Surgical Dermatology Work?
For small cancers, our team may be able to perform a simple surgical procedure, such as a standard excision. However, more severe cases may call for more complex techniques. The best way to find out exactly what might work for you is to schedule a consultation at our Dallas, TX practice so we can perform an in-depth analysis of your skin.
Additionally, we can utilize surgical dermatology to remove benign growths that might be considered to be unattractive, including large moles and seborrhoeic keratoses.
Surgical Dermatology FAQ
Does a surgical excision hurt?
Most patients don’t find a surgical excision painful or uncomfortable. Before we begin, the treatment area will be completely numbed with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After the procedure, some soreness is expected as you heal, but this is typically short-lived.
What type of conditions are treated with surgical dermatology?
Typically, surgery will be required to remove suspected signs of skin cancer, such as:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Basal cell carcinomas
- Rare skin tumors
How common is skin cancer?
In the United States, about 20% of people develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Worldwide, 2 – 3 million people are affected by skin cancer.
High-Quality Skin Cancer Removal
If diagnosed early enough, the team at Dermatology Center of Dallas can remove signs of skin cancer before they have a chance to spread and cause more serious health issues. Our passionate staff is completely dedicated to putting the health of our patients above all else. Contact our office in Dallas, TX today if you suspect a growth or skin lesion on your skin may be cause for concern.