Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and is primarily due to prolonged exposure to the sun and UV radiation. Mohs Surgery ensures the removal of these forms of cancer. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Once diagnosed, surgical excision is the most common treatment.
Mohs Surgery Overview
Mohs surgery is a technique performed by a dermatologist that allows the entire tumor to be removed while maximizing preservation of normal tissue. While not necessary for every skin cancer, it can be useful on the face to minimize scars from the excision. Despite this, some cancers can become quite extensive and require movement of tissue from an adjacent area in order to close the defect. Having this performed by a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Chen will optimize restoration of function with minimal visible incisions and scars.