How Does Mohs Surgery Work?

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When you are dealing with skin cancer, you just want to get rid of it. This especially holds true when you are dealing with cancerous spots and growths on your head and face. That cancer may be staring you in the face every time you look in a mirror. Even if you can’t see it because it is on your scalp, you know that it is there. In order to give yourself peace of mind, Mohs surgery may be the right solution for you. It’s an innovative approach that can eliminate cancer on the spot.

Understanding Mohs Surgery

If this procedure has been recommended for you, you will go to our clinic for the procedure. The top layer of your cancerous growth will be removed after the area has been numbed. The sample of tissue will be sent to the lab to be tested immediately for the presence of skin cancer. This process will continue until no more cancer cells are detected.

Mohs surgery has a high success rate. Cancer rarely comes back in the area that has been treated because it is so thorough. Once the procedure is over, the area will be closed. Expect the procedure to take some time. It will be worth the wait when you know that your skin cancer is gone.

When is Mohs Recommended?

Our specialist may suggest Mohs surgery if you have spots in an area such as your face or scalp. You want to eliminate skin cancer in these challenging areas before scarring occurs. Skin cancer can spread and get worse just like any other cancer. You don’t want it hanging around. Mohs surgery can help. If you have struggled with skin cancer in a certain area before or other treatments aren’t working, Dr. Plateroti may say that this procedure is the best choice for you.

Getting Started with Mohs Surgery

In order to find out if Mohs surgery is the right treatment for you, see Dr. Plateroti and ask about your treatment options at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton. Mohs surgery is an effective approach to help you to rid yourself of skin cancer. It will be a relief when you know that the cancer is gone. You don’t have to wait while you are undergoing treatments. You can spare yourself disfigurement. You won’t have to worry that your cancer is spreading throughout your body. When you choose this procedure, you are taking charge of your body. You’re saying that your health matters. Skin cancer is frightening but treatable. You can avoid more problems down the line when you choose Mohs surgery. This procedure is a thorough approach that will help you get rid of a threat to your health. Contact us today to find out how you can take a step in the right direction with Mohs surgery.

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