Dermatologic Surgery

The Derm Group offers innovative techniques using the newest developments in dermatologic surgery for our patients. With the current research breakthroughs available, many of our procedures are now minimally invasive and require only local anesthesia. Additionally, all of the offices at The Derm Group are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical suites, allowing your procedure to be performed in the safety and convenience of our comfortable facility.

We offer a variety of surgical options for treating noncancerous, pre-cancerous, and cancerous moles and lesions. To find out which procedure is appropriate for you, or if you would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call (973) 571-2121.

Understanding Your Treatment

The purpose of dermatologic surgery is to remove unwanted lesions from the skin or to repair the function or appearance of skin tissue. Depending on your individual diagnosis, our physicians may recommend traditional removal, cryosurgery (freezing), laser removal, Mohs surgery, or laser surgery. Your physician will explain all of your options and help you to choose the treatment you feel most comfortable with.

What are my surgical options?

Traditional removal
Standard excisional surgery involves removing unhealthy skin tissues or lesions using a scalpel. This procedure is often used to remove benign lesions and many forms of skin cancer.

Cryosurgery uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin lesions, causing the dead tissue to eventually slough off the skin. Your physician may recommend cryosurgery for the treatment of early skin cancers or precancerous conditions such as actinic keratoses.

Laser Surgery
A high-intensity beam of light vaporizes abnormal growths while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This procedure causes few unwanted side effects and is usually used to treat photo-damaged and aging skin in a cosmetically elegant manner.

Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery is an advanced surgical technique that provides the highest cure rate for basal cell and squamous cell cancers. During this surgery, your physician carefully maps the cancer, so that the harmful cells are removed and healthy cells left intact.

What can dermatologic surgery treat?

The Derm Group provides services to treat all of your surgical needs, such as:

  • Diseases and disorders of the skin, hair, and nails
  • Benign and malignant tumors (including skin cancers, moles, warts, cysts, lipomas, and more.)
  • Aging skin (wrinkles, keratoses, brown spots, blood vessels, rosacea, sun damage)
  • Cosmetic problems (wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, keloids, tattoo removal)
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