Excess or unprotected sun exposure, as well as certain genetic factors, can affect your skin cells causing abnormalities. In some individuals these factors can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer.
If you have noticed a change in an existing mole or any other dermal abnormality, it’s best to seek a professional diagnosis. Here at the Dermatology Center in Orem, Utah, our Drs. Jenson and Edwards can perform the necessary diagnostics to confirm the presence of skin cancer and help you understand your treatment options. At the same time local physicians might refer their skin cancer patients to us for specialist care.
In some of these cases the skin cancer cells can be addressed by with a Moh’s micrographic treatment. The outpatient procedure can often be performed with an injection of local anesthetic. The process involves our dermatologists using state-of-the-art tools and techniques to carefully remove the thin dermal layers that contain the skin cancer cells, leaving behind only healthy tissues.
The Moh’s Micrographic treatment removes less healthy tissue than many other skin cancer procedures. It also allows our dermatologists to closely monitor the affected tissues. We will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions to help your skin to health quickly and without undue complications.
If you live in the area surrounding Orem, Utah, and you have noticed an abnormality on your skin, you should call 801.224.5200 to set up an appointment at the Dermatology Center.