MOHS Surgery Specialist

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Real beauty starts here at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center!

  • Excision of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs)
  • Performed under local anesthesia
  • Leaves a smaller scar than other skin cancer surgeries

Step 1: The roots of a skin cancer may extend beyond the visible portion of a tumour. If these roots are not removed, the cancer will recur.
Step 2: The visible portion of the tumour is surgically removed.
Step 3: A layer of skin is removed and divided into sections. The ACMS surgeon then colour-codes each of these sections with dyes and makes reference marks on the skin to show the source of these sections. A map of the surgical site is then drawn.
Step 4: The undersurface and edges of each section are microscopically examined for evidence of remaining cancer.
Step 5: If cancer cells are found under the microscope, the ACMS surgeon marks their location onto the "map" and returns to the patient to remove another layer of skin - but only from precisely where the cancer cells remain.
Step 6: The removal process stops when there is no longer any evidence of cancer remaining in the surgical site. Because Mohs surgery removes only tissue containing cancer, it ensures that the maximum amount of healthy tissue is kept intact.

What is MOHS Surgery?

MOHS surgery is performed for the removal of cancerous skin and tissue. This skin cancer excision surgery is highly effective for the treatment of the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs).


How is MOHS Surgery performed?

MOHS surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The removal of the cancerous cells is done in stages during a single visit. First, a layer of cancerous tissue is removed. Then the tissue is examined at an on-site lab to detect any cancer cells. The process is repeated until no cancer cells remain. This allows for an extremely high cure rate, spares healthy tissue, and minimizes scarring.


MOHS Reconstruction

Once the affected tissue has been removed, MOHS reconstruction can be performed to renew the appearance of the treated area. Skin grafts will be used to fill in the areas where skin was removed, helping to restore a healthy, natural appearance.


The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton & Fort Lauderdale provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff.

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