Skin Cancer Screenings and Mohs Surgery in Fairfield County
Also Serving Norwalk and Stratford, CT
According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. Early detection and treatment are critical to curing skin cancer successfully.
Our dermatologists understand that finding a strange mole or freckle on your body can be scary. We also understand that you may not know what you should be looking for during self-examination. To ensure that any areas of concern are caught early and treated in the most effective manner, we offer skin cancer screenings and Mohs surgery.
Skin Cancer Screenings
Skin cancer screenings typically take about 15 minutes, during which our dermatologists will visually examine you from head to toe, looking at moles, freckles, birthmarks and other areas of irregular pigmentation. They will be on the lookout for abnormal size, shape, color and texture, as well as any patches of skin that look irregular. A screening does not require injections, nor does blood need to be drawn. You will need to undress so we can carefully check your entire body. If our dermatologists find something out of the ordinary, they will discuss treatment options with you. They will remove it during the screening.
Skin cancer screenings have the potential to save a life by catching problems in their earliest manifestations.
Mohs surgery is a treatment option recommended for certain types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery should only be performed by a dermatologist with specialized training in the procedure.
During Mohs surgery, the surgeon removes the visible skin cancer and the layers of adjacent skin and soft tissue. The excised tissue is examined under a microscope to look for cancer cells. The surgeon continues to excise the tissue sequentially until there is no evidence of cancer cells. The surgeon repairs the wound as best as he can to preserve form and function.
Mohs surgery has a very high cure rate for many types of skin cancer (as high as 98-99 percent). The technique also minimizes the size and appearance of the surgical scar. It can treat skin cancer on the face, hands, scalp, feet, genitals and other areas of the body.
Our team works closely with a Mohs surgeon who has the experience and ability to handle your case successfully. He will perform the procedure under local anesthesia in our offices.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in scheduling a skin cancer screening, or would like more information about Mohs surgery in Fairfield County, please contact our practice, serving Norwalk, Stratford and the surrounding Connecticut areas. SkinCare Physicians of Fairfield County is widely considered a leader in medical dermatology and cosmetic services. We are proud to offer a range of treatments, including eczema treatment, spider vein reduction, acne treatment and dermal fillers.