According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. They estimate that there are 4.3 million cases of BCC diagnosed in the United States each year, resulting in 3,000 deaths. In addition, Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. They estimate that there are more than 1 million cases of SCC diagnosed each year, resulting in 15,000 deaths.
If you have BCC or SCC, Dr. Ransom can remove it on your face or neck, particularly when lesions are large. If you have a smaller lesion or one in a highly functional area he may choose to use the Mohs micrographic surgery. He uses meticulous techniques and local flaps and grafts to perform both simple and extreme tumor removal and complex reconstruction.
Dr. Ransom strives in every case to ensure your scar is nearly imperceptible. There are many factors that can be attributed to healing duration; however, there are things you can do to help ensure the healing process will give you the most optimal results possible. Immediately after your surgery, you need to follow Dr. Ransom’s instructions as closely as possible.
In the long term, you will want to minimize scarring by avoiding sun exposure. Cover your wound with a silicone dressing to keep it moist and prevent more scars to form. Always follow Dr. Ransom’s orders.
Contact Dr. Ransom at San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery for your skin cancer removal.
Posted on behalf of San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery
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