Mohs Surgery in Apple Valley CA
Treat skin cancer with a 98 percent success rate using Mohs surgery in Apple Valley CA
When caring for their skin, most people spend the most effort making sure the skin on their face looks clear and healthy. Unfortunately, the face can be hard to keep looking lovely because it suffers so much abuse, especially from the rays of the sun. If UV exposure has resulted in the development of skin cancer on your face, Mohs surgery in Apple Valley CA may be the treatment you’re looking for.
What is Mohs Surgery in Apple Valley CA?
Mohs micrographic surgery involves removing the skin cancer layer by layer, checking for cancer cells along the way. This allows your dermatologist to remove all the cancerous tissue and very little of the healthy tissue for an extremely targeted and effective procedure, often with minimal cosmetic impact. As a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr Gross is qualified to perform Mohs surgery in Apple Valley CA in his office using local anesthesia. Because Mohs surgery enables such precise targeting of skin cancer cells, this procedure has a 98 percent success rate in removing basal and squamous cell carcinomas. The procedure can also be used on certain melanomas, at the dermatologist’s discretion and with the use of special stains to enable the surgeon to spot the microscopic melanoma cells.
Visit the Dermatologist
As part of your skin care routine, make sure you visit the dermatologist regularly. That way, you can get Mohs surgery in Apple Valley CA right away if any carcinomas are discovered. Also, be sure to use sun protection when out and about in Apple Valley CA, whether you’re at the Civic Center Dog Park or Horsemans Center Park.