At Sheth Dermatology we specialize in the treatment and removal of a wide range of benign and malignant skin lesions.
Removal of Benign Skin Lesions
Sebaceous gland hyperplasia
Removal of Malignant Skin Lesions
Electrodesiccation & Curettage (ED&C): This treatment involves using a small metal instrument (called a curette) to scrape out the tumor along with an application of an electric current to kill off any remaining cancer cells.
Excision: A scalpel is used to surgically remove the entire growth with an appropriate “safety margin” to ensure complete removal; the wound is then closed with sutures (stitches).
Topical Medications: 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and Imiquimod are FDA-approved topical prescription creams for the treatment of actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell carcinomas. They have also been shown to be successful in the treatment of Bowen’s disease, an early form of squamous cell carcinoma. 5-FU is a topical form of chemotherapy that has a direct toxic effect on cancerous cells. Imiquimod is an immunomodulator cream that stimulates the immune system to produce interferon, a chemical that attacks precancerous and cancerous cells.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A state-of-the-art procedure for removal of large or aggressive skin cancers, or cancers located on cosmetically sensitive areas such as the head and neck.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized, state-of-the-art procedure for removal of skin cancer. It is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today, offering cure rates of up to 99%. Mohs surgery consists of a precise technique that removes skin cancer in stages, allowing the Mohs surgeon to identify and remove the entire tumor while leaving the surrounding normal skin unharmed and intact. It is the procedure of choice for large, recurrent, or aggressive cancers, and cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face, scalp, ears, neck, shins, hands and feet. The entire procedure is done safely in the office, under local anesthesia.