Surgery at Mona Dermatology is unique
Our highly trained providers use only the most up-to-date techniques to provide excellent results. Providers are also available to surgery patients 24/7 post-op to answer questions, or in the rare case complications arise.
Additionally, we offer a wide variety of options for scar prevention and treatment after your surgery, including laser treatments and clinically proven scar gels.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common and least aggressive skin cancer with over 3 million cases diagnosed per year in the United States alone.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer and is considered a nonmelanoma skin cancer.
Melanomas have the highest risk of spreading so early detection is key. Look for the ABCDE’s.
Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are caused by sun damage and are considered precancers because they can evolve into SCC’s.
Moles should be symmetric, round or oval, evenly colored and smaller than a pencil eraser.
Sometimes you have to “cut it out”.
The surgeries we do in the office are done under local anesthesia so you are awake and can drive yourself to and from your appointment. Our staff will make you comfortable and numb the area with a local anesthetic. Once your surgery is complete you will have stitches that will either dissolve or will need to be removed. Please follow your wound care and avoid exercise or strain on the surgery site for 2-3 weeks.
Treat superficial skin cancers and benign growths with electrodessication & curettage.
ED&C stands for electrodessication and curettage. In this process, we use a curette to gently scrape off the affected skin cells followed by cautery of the treated area to treat any remaining cells. This treatment is used for superficial skin cancers that do not have a high risk of spreading such as superficial and nodular BCC and early stage SCC, called SCC in situ, as well as benign lesions.
Biopsies help us confirm and diagnose your skin concern.
We biopsy lesions in the office to take a small sample for testing and further evaluation. In this procedure, the area is numbed locally and the lesion is either scraped off or a small punch biopsy is performed. The biopsy is then sent for evaluation by a dermatopathologist. Taking care of your biopsy site is important so be sure to follow your wound care.