Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction
Many skin cancers (especially BCCs) occur on the face, scalp and neck, where skin is more sun-exposed, and where scars and other changes are more visible. Careful planning can help camouflage scars in the natural folds and shadows of the face. Sometimes reconstruction is needed following removal, which involves borrowing nearby skin.
Occasionally, a dermatologist who is trained in Mohs surgery will be asked to remove the lesion. Mohs surgery involves removing the entire lesion, but leaving as much normal surrounding skin as possible. This is especially helpful in sensitive areas like the lips, ears, nose, and eyelids, where every millimeter counts.
Dr. Shore is happy to remove skin cancers, moles, or pre-cancerous lesions from anywhere on the body.