Facial Implant in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit
Advanced Skin Cancer Treatment
Traditional skin cancer treatments leave patients with extensive scarring and cosmetic defects. With Mohs surgery, we provide specialized skin cancer removal and skin reconstruction to eliminate cancer from the skin while preserving skin function and appearance.
Mohs surgery is a meticulous surgical process that removes cancerous skin cells layer-by-layer. With this strategy, we can minimize damage to the surrounding skin, which will reduce the scarring and cosmetic skin damage that comes with traditional skin cancer treatments. Dr. Boyd also specializes in other aspects of skin repair to provide patients with comprehensive facial reconstruction.
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- And other skin cancers that affect the face
Up to 2 hours
Will vary depending on extent and location of skin cancer, but typically less than those associated with traditional skin cancer treatments
How is Mohs Surgery Performed?
Mohs surgery is a meticulous procedure performed with local anesthesia. During treatment, the cancerous growth in the skin will be removed layer by layer. During the procedure, each layer of skin removed will be inspected for cancerous cells. This process will be repeated until no cancerous cells remain in the skin, ensuring complete removal of skin cancer without removing
Are You Awake During Mohs Surgery?
Dr. Boyd performs Mohs surgery with local anesthesia. This means you will be awake and alert during the procedure, but you will not feel any pain. The benefit of using local anesthesia is that it wears off within a few hours, and results in fewer side effects than general anesthesia. This permits patients to drive themselves home after their procedure.
How Long Does it Take for a Mohs Surgery to Heal?
The healing process following Mohs surgery will vary depending on the extent and location of the cancerous growth being treated. Most patients find that their wounds heal within one to two months. Thanks to the careful techniques involved in Mohs surgery, there is little downtime required. Patients are able to return to work and other activities within a few days of their treatment. However, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, and excessive sun exposure during the recovery period.