Skin cancer is a serious issue, and many individuals are concerned when unusual skin issues occur. Whether it’s a piece of skin that appears as a stubborn “scab” or a growth that looks like an unusual wart, it is important to have them checked by a qualified dermatologist, such as Dr. Grayman of Pure Skin Dermatology. It could be anything from melanoma to squamous cell carcinomas. Orlando residents can visit Dr. Grayman’s practice for an examination to determine the type of growth and treat it accordingly.
There are three types of growths: basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanoma. Most can be removed with a simple surgery at Pure Skin Dermatology.
Squamous cell carcinomas are growths that can appear anywhere on the skin that has had exposure to the sun or UV rays (such as those from a tanning bed). Any area of the skin can form squamous cell carcinomas.
The appearance of a squamous cell carcinoma can vary greatly. In some cases, it may appear on the lips as thickened skin or a patch of skin that is red, bumpy, or scaly. It may look like a strange wart or an ulcerated spot on the skin that doesn’t seem to go away over time. All of these may indicate squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr. Grayman provides surgical dermatology for patients who are concerned about areas of their skin. She use local anesthesia and remove the suspicious growth, providing a biopsy when necessary. This can allow her to understand the growth as well as what it may represent. Patients can have this done at her practice and go about their day without any downtime or issues.
If the area of skin biopsied is determined to be cancerous or pre-cancerous, patients will receive a referral from Dr. Grayman to a dermatologist that provides Mohs surgery to remove all of the cancerous cells from the area.
Dr. Grayman, of Pure Skin Dermatology, is happy to help patients who are concerned about unusual growths or problems on their skin.