Liquid nitrogen is applied to the growth with a spray device or cotton-tipped applicator. This freezes the tissue without requiring any cutting. This treatment is usually for pre-cancerous lesions and for the earliest, most superficial skin cancer lesions. Treatment may result in some short-term blistering, and occasionally, long-term permanent discoloration. Please contact us for a consultation with Dr. Navid Ezra to see if this treatment option is right for you.
Mohs (Skin Cancer) Surgery
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached (called clear margins). Each Mohs surgeon is specially trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon and this results in Mohs surgery having the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments – up to 99 percent.
Because of Mohs surgery’s high success rate, most patients require only a single surgery.