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.

The Procedure

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.

Contact Us

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.

Skin cancer excisions and reconstructions
Did you know that 1 in every 5 Americans can develop skin cancer in their lifetime? While skin cancer can be addressed through treatment, it often ends up leaving lasting scars on the body. At Perfect Skin Dermatology, our experts can reconstruct any scars leftover from skin cancer excisions. You no longer have to live with them!
Contact us today to schedule your appointment.