It’s never pleasant to learn that you have skin cancer. Worse yet, it often occurs in visible, sun-exposed areas like the face, neck, and hands. In evaluating your options for treatment, you want to be in hands you trust to remove it safely, effectively, and beautifully. At Perfect Skin MD, we understand how scary this can be. Every year, nearly 22 of every 10,000 Coloradoans are diagnosed with skin cancer. This number is greater for those living at higher altitudes. The good news is that, through early detection and proper treatment, the prognosis is favorable.
When surgically treating skin cancer, if not done by a trusted board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Susan Schroeder, you may be left with scarring and disfigurement. Patients trust Dr. Schroeder in the Colorado Springs, CO, area for the ability to remove skin cancer while keeping an eye on the overall aesthetic end result.
I want to rave about this place! I was greeted so kindly and so compassionately by the staff and Dr. Schroeder. I had anxiety going in but it disappeared within minutes. Dr. Schroeder made me feel so at ease and really took her time to get to know me and address my concerns. By far the best dermatologist I have experienced!Liz W.
Dr. Susan SchroederSusan Schroeder MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with advanced, specialized, and formal fellowship training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is one of a select few in Colorado with this advanced level of training. Throughout her career, Dr. Schroeder has had a keen interest in ageless skin and maintenance on a scientific level. Before private practice, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and pioneered the cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceutical division. Dr. Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs from her years of expertise. She addresses all aspects of Dermatology, from skin cancers and acne to injectables, laser skin resurfacing and tumescent liposuction. Her skills are as good-as-it-gets. Dr. Schroeder evaluates the nuances and advancements that drive this market herself, and she never waivers from cutting-edge.
Our team has a remarkably high success rate with skin cancer removal. It is performed safely and with a local anesthetic. The tumor will be removed surgically with a margin according to American Academy of Dermatology guidelines. The specimen is sent to a pathologist specializing in skin for microscopic evaluation to determine and ensure that all of the cancer is removed. Dr. Schroeder will then devise a surgical closure that will aesthetic look the very best. It would help if you prepared to spend 1-2 hours in the office for removal. Get a good night’s rest the night before and have a light breakfast the morning of the surgery. Since everything is done under local anesthetic, you will most likely be able to drive home and not require a ride.
Early detection is key to the successful removal of cancerous skin tissue. If you notice non-healing or growing skin lesions, changing moles, or new moles that look decidedly different from your others, it is best to call us. Regular yearly checkups are also encouraged. When detected early, skin cancer is treatable. Dr. Schroeder and our team here will be with you every step of the way. We understand it can be an intimidating journey, and we want you to put you at ease knowing you are in our competent hands. To schedule an appointment, please call (719) 421-7132 today.