REMOVAL OF SKIN LESIONS:
This can be accomplished in a variety of ways for both benign and malignant skin lesions.
EXCISION OF SKIN CANCERS:
Not every diagnosed skin cancer requires Mohs micrographic surgery. Often smaller lesions or skin cancers on the trunk or limbs can be removed using this standard technique. Sutures are usually placed but occasionally the surgical wounds are allowed to heal without sutures.
WIDE LOCAL EXCISION:
Wider margins or additional tissue is generally required for some of the more potentially aggressive skin cancers like malignant melanoma.
Certain skin lesions or thin melanomas on the face may require a series of procedures that span over several days.