What Are the Advantages of Mohs Surgery?

What Are the Benefits of Mohs Surgery?

The advantage of Mohs surgery is that it’s one of the most precise and accurate ways to eliminate skin cancer. A cancerous lesion or mole may appear to be surface-level, but it will usually have roots that extend below into the dermis; if these roots aren’t removed, the tumor will usually appear again. Mohs surgery excises both the cancerous lesion and its roots, which help minimize the likelihood that the tumor will come back. Mohs surgery is done at the microscopic level, which ensures that all of the skin cancer is removed without harming surrounding healthy tissue. While the procedure will leave a scar, patients can be sure that as much healthy skin tissue as possible will be left behind.

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Want to learn more about the benefits of Mohs surgery? Schedule your consultation at Plymouth Meeting Dermatology, serving the Philadelphia metro area. 610.828.0400