Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles and sunspots, or visible blood vessels.
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Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a state-of-the-art procedure for skin cancer which offers the highest potential for complete tumor removal and recovery – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method and recurred. The microscopic analysis of resected tissue margins allows Dr. Lovelle to track the removal of the cancer and ensure the complete elimination of all tumor roots. As tumors often extend below intact normal-appearing skin (like the roots of a tree) this procedure allows Dr. Lovelle to see beyond the visible tumor to ensure its complete removal.
An actinic keratosis is a scaly, rough lesion on the skin that is caused by sun exposure. Because a certain percentage of untreated lesions go on to become skin cancers, actinic keratoses are considered precancerous. Dr. Lovelle offers multiple treatments for actinic keratosis including cryosurgery, curettage, and topical cream. During your consultation with Dr. Lovelle she will work closely with you to determine whether treatment is warranted, and if so, which treatment approach will be most effective.
Sun exposure seems to play a role in the development of moles and may even play a role in the development of atypical, or dysplastic, moles. Dr. Susan Lovelle frequently removes moles, or nevi, especially they are suspected of being pre-cancerous. Moles are also often removed if they are protruding and cause irritation, to achieve smoother, clearer skin, and to enhance appearance and improve self-esteem.