What is skin surgery?
Skin surgery at Fiore Dermatology treats minor to severe skin problems that require surgical intervention. The practice provides a full range of medical skin care treatments, including advanced solutions for skin cancer, moles, skin tags, and other common dermatology problems.
The providers at Fiore Dermatology complete skin surgery with minimal scarring and fast healing. They use the latest technologies and procedures during each treatment.
Why would I need skin surgery?
The most common reason for choosing skin surgery at Fiore Dermatology is having skin cancer or other undesirable lesions removed. You might need surgery if you have infected, diseased, or unsightly soft tissues. Skin surgery with a dermatology specialist is the best way to ensure superior, aesthetically pleasing results with a low risk of complications.
Is skin surgery right for me?
Your Fiore Dermatology provider lets you know if skin surgery is a good match after examining your skin, reviewing your medical history, completing an exam, and asking about your desired results. They may take a skin sample (biopsy) to screen for skin cancer or other possible problems that need treatment.
What should I expect during skin surgery?
During the first step of skin surgery at Fiore Dermatology, your dermatology specialist numbs the treatment area. They use a tiny scalpel or other surgical tools to make a tiny cut in your skin, remove tissues, repair tissues, or close open wounds. The time it takes to complete skin surgery depends on the procedure you undergo.
Mohs surgery is a common surgery for skin cancer. Your provider removes cancerous tissues, one layer at a time, and examines each one under a microscope until no cancerous tissues remain.
What happens after the procedure?
After skin surgery, your dermatology specialist closes any incisions and may bandage the treatment area. It’s important to keep the surgical site clean and follow up with your Fiore Dermatology provider if asked to. Examine your skin regularly to look for signs of unusual or changing lesions.
To find out if you’re a candidate for skin surgery at Fiore Dermatology, call the office today.