Skin cancer is a serious disease that affects millions of people around the United States every year. As a resident of the Newport Beach area in sunny California, you may be even more concerned about skin cancer because you spend so much time outside and soaking up the sun’s rays, and sometimes you’re not as careful as you should be when it comes to applying sunscreen. It can be treated several different ways. However, Mohs surgery is becoming more and more popular due to its effectiveness.
When undergoing Mohs surgery, a member of our team will use a surgical technique that will only remove cancerous skin cells. Non-cancerous tissues will be left untreated and the only tissue you left behind once the procedure is completed.They will examine the tissue through a microscope making a map of the cancer cells until they are completely removed.
Mohs surgery is a recommended treatment for only some types of skin cancer, and a consultation with our team in the Newport Beach area is the best way to determine if you could benefit from this procedure.
Mohs surgery can be used to treat Squamous cell carcinoma, which is an abnormal growth of skin cells and the second most common form of skin cancer. It is commonly caused by excessive exposure to UV light. If treating Squamous cell carcinoma with this procedure, the growth is removed as well as a thin layer of tissue.
It is important that you share all of your past medical history with our team so they can determine if Mohs surgery is right for you. If this procedure is not the right one for you, our team can recommend other options. Our team in the Newport Beach area is committed to not only helping you with skin but also your overall health.
If you think you could benefit from Mohs surgery, contact us today at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation! Our team proudly serves the Newport Beach, California, area with offices in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, and Tustin. We’re committed to helping you get your healthiest skin!