Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun's rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. There are different kinds of skin cancer and the Skin Institute can guide you through identifying and treating problem areas.
Mohs surgery has come to be the standard of care for removing Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas in cosmetically sensitive areas like the face. Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas are the two most common skin cancers.
The Mohs surgery technique spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue while expunging cancer cells; cure rates for BCC and SCC are an unparalleled 98 percent or higher with Mohs, significantly better than the rates for standard excision or any other accepted method.
Some skin cancers, depending on location, can be excised and repaired easily to fit with your busy schedule.