Mohs micrographic surgery, a surgical treatment for skin cancers, is performed in-house by Dr. Samy Badawy, Skin Smart’s dermatologic surgeon. Mohs is a very precise, highly detailed technique where small layers of skin are sequentially removed and immediately examined under the microscope until the samples indicate that the skin cancer is completely removed.
Dr. Badawy’s focus is managing the care of patients with skin cancers. Understanding that patients are very anxious about skin cancer on the face, Dr. Badawy has a talent for making his patients feel safe and at ease, while also removing the malignant tissue.
As Mohs surgery allows 100% of the margins to be examined microscopically, it has the highest possible cure rates (up to 99%) for skin cancers, compared to other forms of surgery, radiation, and other non-surgical treatments.
Mohs surgery specifically targets the tissue that is involved with skin cancer while saving as much healthy tissue as possible. This results in smaller scars and superior cosmetic results.
In standard skin cancer surgery, the results are often not available until days after the wound has been repaired, which results in some patients needing to have a further operation if all of the skin cancer was not removed. With Mohs surgery the skin cancer is completely removed before the wound is repaired, avoiding the need for repeat surgery.
In addition, Mohs surgery is performed using local anesthesia, so it is a safer option for individuals with multiple medical problems or on numerous oral medications.
Because of the higher cure rates and subsequent lower number of skin cancers requiring re-treatment in the future, Mohs surgery is a cost-effective option compared to other skin cancer treatments. Combining the use of Mohs Micrographic surgery with expert reconstructions, Dr. Badawy achieves exceptional results for his patients.
This problem is characterized by mall, unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins on the legs — bother millions of women and men. Specializing in vein management in a comfortable and inviting environment, Skin Smart provides several ways to manage them, depending on the size and severity of the affected veins.
Excision refers to a procedure in which potentially cancerous skin lesions are excised. Excisional skin procedures removes atypical moles, cysts and lipomas (soft fleshy nodules). Once removed, the incision is closed up. A common reason why skin lesions are removed, is to fully eliminate the chance of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma from spreading.
As we age, we lose elasticity and collagen, which is why Skin Smart offers a variety of laser treatments included in our skin care services. Deep wrinkles, sun damaged skin and acne can all be treated with laser therapies. With today’s advanced technology, some lasers can provide treatment with little to no downtime.
Even if one outgrows acne, there is still a chance that they will suffer from the aftermath of acne scars. Skin Smart has the necessary treatment options to combat acne scarring regardless of severity.
- PicoSure Laser
- Smart Skin CO2 Laser