A highly specialized form of dermatology, surgical dermatology addresses advanced and oftentimes complicated forms of skin conditions. Surgical procedures are performed on either the outermost, superficial layers of the skin or the underlying layers of muscle or fat.
Brentwood Dermatology is capable of performing these advanced surgeries. Our team of doctors have advanced training in Mohs, laser and reconstructive surgery. We regularly perform these surgeries for our clients, so feel assured you’re receiving competent, compassionate care you can trust.
Surgical Dermatology for all of Brentwood, TN
Your doctor may choose to treat your advanced skin condition through various forms of procedures, including:
- Shaving or snipping them off
- Cold spray of liquid nitrogen
- Electrical destruction
Generally, these methods are used to treat issues with moles, skin tags, age spots, or cancers of the upper layer of skin.
Surgical excision is suggested for conditions within the deeper layers of skin. The resulting wound is then closed with sutures. Conditions that may require excision include:
- Certain types of moles
- Fatty tumors
- Skin cancers (including malignant melanomas)
Other forms of surgical dermatology include reconstructive plastic surgery; Mohs surgery; cosmetic dermatology, like dermal fillers and Botox; and laser surgery to address sun damage, unwanted hair, acne scars, leg veins, and general signs of aging.
Mohs Surgery for Effective Skin Cancer Treatment
Mohs surgery is a form of excisional surgery primarily used for advanced skin conditions, like skin cancers. Mohs surgery is an innovative procedure where skin cancer is removed layer by layer. During Mohs surgery, your dermatologist examines the skin tissue to confirm all cancer cells (and roots) have been removed, sparing as much healthy skin as possible.
Mohs surgery is recommended for minimal scarring and often prescribed for patients worried about the appearance of a wound on the head or neck. Mohs is also suggested for aggressive cancers or cancers that show an invasive pattern microscopically.
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Brentwood Dermatology provides exceptional care for your hair, skin and nail concerns. We deliver compassionate, transparent advice in a comfortable atmosphere. We encourage you to book your appointment today. We can’t wait to show you our commitment to outstanding, high-quality care and proven state-of-the-art techniques for your skin.