If you see anything concerning on your skin, come on in! We can evaluate and treat it!
Talk to us about using PDT to treat your AKs and early skin cancers, as well as preventing future cancers and precancers with blue light.
We love kids and are happy to treat yours.
Skin of Color
People of all skin colors and types are at risk for skin disease and cancer.
Skin cancer is very treatable when diagnosed early, so come on in for your annual skin exam.
If you have a history of skin cancer, chronic sun exposure or sunburns, or precancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis or atypical nevi, then it is particularly important for you to have regular follow ups with one of our board-certified dermatologists. We can treat your current skin cancer and help you prevent future cancers.
There are two types of skin biopsies for suspicious spots: Shave and “Punch”. For either, the skin is cleaned and a numbing medicine, which works within seconds, is injected into the area.
Then the spot is either shaved off and no sutures are placed or “punched” out with a small medical device that acts like a cookie cutter and then stitches are placed to close up the small hole. You will leave with a bandaid in both cases. Once the numbing medicine is injected, you will feel no pain but may still feel some pressure or touch. The area usually heals with minimal to no scar or discoloration.
Biopsy Wound Care
This can be done in the shower.
Then pat the area dry and apply Vaseline or aquaphor and re- cover with a band aid.
Do this daily for 5-7 days (depending upon the site) for shave biopsies, and for entire time stitches are in for punch biopsies.