With over 500,000 new cases reported each year, and with the incidence rising more than any other form of cancer, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Dr. Choucair provides removal of skin cancer as well as restoration of the area where the cancer was removed.
Ultra violet light or UV rays from the sun as well as from sunlamps and tanning booths is the primary cause of cancer. It doesn’t matter what your race is, skin type, age, what part of the world you live in, you can still get skin cancer. You are at a greater risk if you are fair and freckle easily, have light eyes and hair, have a large number of moles or they may be unusual sizes and shapes, you have a family history of sunburns that blistered, you live close to the equator or at higher altitude or live in an areas where there is sunshine year round.
The most common form of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma with the second most common being squamous cell carcinoma and the least common however most dangerous is malignant melanoma. Basal and squamous cell cancers can vary in appearance and may begin as white or pink small nodules or bumps. They can be waxy, shiny or pitted on the surface or they may appear as a red rough, dry or scaly red spot, a red lump that may be crusty, a group of crusted nodules, a sore that doesn’t heal after two to four weeks or doesn’t heal or a patch that looks like a scar.
You should consult with your family physician if you have an area of skin you are concerned about. If it is recommended that you investigate the condition further, Dr. Choucair would be able to assist in the diagnosis, removal of the affected skin tissue as well as restore the skin to as close to it’s original integrity as possible.
Skin cancers are removed much like that of where a bruise on an apple can be removed. The cells are scraped away or “scooped” out until only healthy skin tissue is remaining. Unfortunately, when skin cancers are removed a “hole” or depression is left where the defective skin tissue was removed. As a Board Certified Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Choucair has extensive knowledge, training and experience in the reparation of such skin conditions.
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery is helpful in restoring the skin back to a state that appears normal. If you would like to have a private evaluation with Dr. Choucair regarding your skin condition, request a personal consultation or give us a call at 214.389.9797 and we would be happy to set an appointment for you.