Removal methods of a mole or growth for patients in and around Sterling, VA
It is not uncommon for patients of all ages to have some sort of skin tag or mole on their body. Many are born with them or develop them over time. However, when existing skin growths begin to change, grow, or develop a new color, it may be time to have them looked at by a dermatological professional. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., we encourage individuals in and around the Sterling, VA area to take the time to learn about the concerns of skin cancer and other conditions that may need medical attention. Skin cancer is a serious condition that needs to be addressed as soon as possible for the best outcome and patients are welcome to visit our practice for a skin cancer screening and proper diagnosis. Sometimes a mole is just a mole—other times it is an indication of cancerous skin cells that need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent spreading to other areas of the body.
After a biopsy has indicated that a particular mole or growth is cancerous, it must be removed. Removal of a mole or growth can be done in one of many ways, so it is important to discuss possible removal methods with a board certified dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. Our team is able to use a variety of methodologies to extract growths from the skin and help patients recover.
Some of the most common treatments for removing skin cancer and concerning growths on the body include:
- Simple surgical excision
- Laser technology
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Patients at our practice receive optimum care and comprehensive services that can help in screening, diagnosing, and treating conditions that may greatly affect one’s health and wellness. When skin cancer diagnosis has been made, patients often fear what may happen. Thankfully, skin cancer is one of the easiest cancers to diagnose and provides visible indication of a problem that can be easily biopsied for answers. Patients can remove these harmful skin cells and get back to living a healthy lifestyle with regular skin cancer screenings for life to reduce the chances of reoccurrence