Removal of Skin Cancer with Aesthetic Results

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the USA today. The suspected causes of skin cancer today include Ultraviolet radiation from the sun as the primary case, as well as artificial sunlamps and tanning booths. The thinning of the earth’s protective ozone layer could be the reason why there is an alarming rise in the number of skin cancers today. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common and least dangerous type of skin cancer because it rarely spreads beyond the original site.

It is advisable to treat this type cancer because although it is rarely life threatening, it can grow into the underlying tissue and bone to cause serious damage. A plastic surgeon is an important part of the treatment process to avoid unsightly scars or permanent changes in facial structures after removal of the affected skin.