What is a Surgical Excision?
One of the most standard treatments for skin cancer and elective or benign lesions is surgical excision. By using this technique, dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier will cut away the lesion, as well as some of the surrounding tissue, which may seem to be normal looking. The excised (or cut) skin sample will be given to a pathologist for further testing to ascertain whether the tissue border is cancer-free. In the event the tissue proves to be cancerous, a secondary treatment would be required to eliminate all remaining cancer. Dr. Dozier consults with Miami, FL and surrounding area individuals on a regular basis to ascertain if surgical excision is the right treatment option for their skin concerns.
"I’m thrilled to have found this MedSpa. No need to look elsewhere, BCC is everything that you are looking for. Thus far, I have had a hydrafacial and Botox (both for the first time). My experience was fantastic for both procedures. Dr. Dozier assisted in starting me off with the appropriate amount of Botox to achieve my beauty goals. She was very knowledgeable and took my unique skin into consideration when choosing the right plan for me. I felt comfortable and confident in her and am so happy with the results (and this is just the beginning!). I will definitely be coming back and continue to enhance my natural beauty. Thank you Dr. Dozier and staff! You’ll be seeing a lot more of me in the near future."- K.R. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had Botox injected by Dr. Dozier and was so happy with the results! She and her staff were professional, personable, and friendly. I plan on going back in the near future and I highly recommend!"- A.F. / Google / Oct 15, 2020
"Dr Dozier is an excellent Dermatologist whose knowledge is only rivaled by her superb professionalism and bedside manner. The clinic is beautiful and the staff wonderful, highly recommend."- W.N. / Google / Oct 11, 2020
"This office is great! The place itself is modern and clean. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. I came in for a laser treatment on dark spots on my face and the dermatologist who did my treatment was super sweet making me feel at ease immediately. I would highly recommend this place you will not regret it."- K.S. / Google / Oct 06, 2020
"Great hydrafacial!"- S.S. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
What Can I Expect from My Surgical Excision?
For smaller, easier-to-remove lesions or cancers, a local anesthetic will be utilized. If it is bigger and in a harder-to-reach location, general anesthesia might be required. We will disinfect the treatment area, then cut away the lesion, as well as some surrounding tissue. An electrode may be employed to execute a feathering process, which can smooth the borders around the wound and help get rid of extra cells from the lesion and reduce the likelihood of scarring. To finish up, we will stitch the treatment area closed; however, larger excisions may require a skin graft to close up the wound. A solution will be applied to the treatment area to stop any bleeding, and an antibiotic will be prescribed to expedite the healing process. We'll put a bandage over the wound, and you'll be ready to head home. You could experience a burning sensation or general discomfort in the area where the lesion was removed, but you can use over-the-counter medication to help. You should also anticipate some scarring at first, but it should lighten with time.
Maintain Healthy Skin
It is vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible anytime you encounter a skin lesion that looks abnormal. The growth could be cancerous and the sooner it is discovered, the greater your chance of survival. At Brickell Cosmetic Center, dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier is here to help Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, and Coconut Grove, FL men and women stay healthy and prevent issues down the road. Schedule a consultation at Brickell Cosmetic Center as soon as possible if you notice a new growth or an abnormal growth so we can help you assess it as early as possible.