Benign and Malignant Skin Tumors
An increasingly common problem for people today is moles and skin tumors, both benign and malignant, that should be inspected by a qualified specialist as soon as possible. Dr. Georgopoulos is highly experienced and qualified in this area, and he is skilled at using the wide range of methods available to treat skin tumors.
A unique advantage of having skin tumors treated at the Geoplasty Center is that the procedure involved can sometimes require different skilled specialists to deal with excision of the tumor and aesthetic treatment of the resulting scarred area. Dr. Georgopoulos is experienced in all necessary areas, so he can guarantee safe and effective removal of the tumor as well as the least possible scarring or visible effect after the excision. This is a particularly important factor when treating more aggressive tumors.
A variety of methods can be used to treat skin tumors and moles, from microsurgical excision to larger scale removal requiring skin grafts. Dr. Georgopoulos will consult with you personally to ensure you receive the treatment your unique condition requires.
There are a number of procedures available at the Geoplasty Center, all of which are highly effective in treating skin tumors and moles. A standard method is simple excision of the tumor using a scalpel. The result of the procedure will depend on the size of the affected area, but Dr. Georgopoulos is an expert in reducing the after effects of the treatment.
In some cases, excision will not be necessary if the tumor or mole is benign. In these cases, dermabrasion may be used to level off the affected area. Liquid nitrogen gas can also be used to freeze away the tumor, while the laser removal techniques at the Geoplasty Center offer an extremely precise method of removal.
After the Treatment
In the vast majority of cases, you will be able to return home and to normal activity almost immediately. Only for the most severe cases, will a longer stay be required. The staff at the Geoplasty Center will assess your situation and advise you on how to manage your recovery.
There are very rarely side effects with removal of skin tumors or moles, although you should closely follow the post-care program provided for you by staff at the center.
Removal of Skin Tumors at the Geoplasty Center
If you have any skin condition you believe may be a tumor, or if you have a mole that has changed in shape or size, you should immediately have a consultation with a skin care specialist. Dr. Georgopoulos is a skilled practitioner for all skin-related conditions and can offer you a detailed examination and consultation once you make an appointment.