If you have been diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, you may be considering Mohs Micrographic Surgery as a treatment option. With Mohs reporting an average success rate of 97-99% for basal cell carcinoma and 94% for squamous cell carcinoma, many skin cancer patients can receive treatment and return to their daily lives quickly. The team at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center is the top skin cancer treatment Denton provider. Learn more about how Mohs surgery works and where you can find treatment.
What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a surgical procedure where a team of doctors will excise cancerous legions with a process of systematic histology. Essentially, the leading surgeon will remove a single layer of skin and examine it microscopically to identify the cancerous cells. The surgery will continue removing layer by layer until no more cancer is present. This surgery offers several benefits as it removes the entirety of the cancer without sustaining extensive damage to the surrounding skin, reducing recovery time and minimizing scarring.
Given that the surgery is performed with a mild local anesthetic, it is virtually pain-free. Patients generally do not need pain medication after the surgery and resume their regular lives with only minimized strenuous exercise until the wound has healed. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you may require stitches. If so, you can expect removal within 4 to 14 days. For more information on the process of the procedure and whether you are eligible, we recommend booking an appointment with us.
Skin Cancer Treatment Denton
Located at 2548 Lillian Miller Pkwy Suite 120, our team provides the premier Mohs Micrographic Surgery skin cancer treatment Denton has to offer.
Dr. Kaitlin Blankenship, a board-certified Dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, serves our Denton location. Dr. Blankenship received her education from Texas A&M, where she was honored with the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Award for her academic performance. After, she pursued her Internal Medicine internship at Florida Atlantic University and her dermatology residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. For more information about Dr. Blankenship or to schedule an appointment, visit our website.