Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, PLLC
Dermatology & Board Certified Dermatologists located in Asheville, Woodfin, NC
Surgical dermatology can improve the appearance, function, and overall health of your largest organ. At Dermatology Consultants of Asheville in Woodfin, North Carolina, Jose Mendez, DO, and his team perform minimally invasive dermatologic surgery for both clinical and cosmetic reasons. To find out if dermatologic surgery is necessary for you, call the dermatology practice or book a visit online today.
Dermatologic Surgery Q&A
What is dermatologic surgery?
Dermatologic surgery refers to minimally invasive procedures to repair or improve the function of your largest organ, which is your skin. Your skin provides a protective layer to shield your organs and tissues from detrimental disease or injury. Often, surgery is necessary to preserve its health.
In some cases, dermatologic surgery is purely cosmetic. You might elect to undergo dermatologic surgery to improve the appearance of your skin by removing or repairing areas of damage or natural blemishes.
Typically, Dermatology Consultants of Asheville first recommends nonsurgical treatments like topical products and oral medications to accomplish your goals. However, surgery may be the best option if these methods are ineffective.
If surgery is the best choice for your treatment, your provider helps you understand how the surgery works and what you can expect during your recovery. They help you follow the steps to prepare for your surgery in order to minimize the potential for complications.
What can dermatologic surgery treat?
The providers at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville have extensive training in a wide range of dermatological surgery techniques and can treat many conditions. They may recommend surgery as a treatment for:
- Precancerous lesions
- Skin cancer
- Varicose veins
One specific dermatologic surgery available at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville is Mohs surgery, which is an innovative surgical technique for skin cancer. Mohs surgery is minimally invasive and preserves as much healthy skin and tissue as possible around your cancerous lesion.
What are the advantages of minimally invasive dermatologic surgery?
The majority of dermatologic surgeries available at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville are minimally invasive, meaning they don’t require large incisions with scalpels and they involve minimal damage to your skin or adjacent tissues.
Selecting a minimally invasive option for surgery results in many benefits for you as the patient. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery over conventional surgery include:
- Minimal recovery time
- Minimal scarring
- Less preparation
- Local or regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
Thanks to advancements in dermatologic surgery, minimally invasive dermatologic surgeries are highly successful in reaching their goals and most patients are satisfied with the cosmetic outcome.
To explore clinical and cosmetic dermatologic surgeries, call Dermatology Consultants of Asheville or request an appointment online today.