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Dermatological surgery

Opt for dermatological surgery in our aesthetic center in Geneva

People who have suffered from skin cancer, or other benign lesions can have access to this dermatological surgery.

This surgery can treat benign or malignant skin tumors.

The skin can be affected by many diseases and tumors.

It can also be harmed by excessive exposure to the sun or ultraviolet radiation.

In many cases it is necessary for the patient to be referred to our surgeon to perform these different technical acts. Most often these procedures are performed under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort and a low risk of complications. Skin tumors can be benign or malignant.

There are three main types of skin cancer

  • The most common and the least dangerous is basal cell carcinoma . This is often a small, hard, shiny tumor on an area exposed to the sun. It may bleed, develop a scab, appear to heal and start to bleed again. Although this tumor grows slowly, without care, it can reach a large size. It has a local malignancy, does not give remote localization but on the other hand can invade nearby organs such as the eye.
  • The second type of skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma . It may look like a sore, a lump covered with scabs. Left untreated in time, this squamous cell carcinoma can metastasize to lymph nodes or internal organs and even cause death.
  • Finally, melanoma is the least common skin cancer, but by far the most dangerous. It usually manifests as a dark spot with irregular colors and contours. Melanoma is most commonly found on the upper back in men and on the calves in women. It can also develop on other parts of the body.

There is a rare form of familial melanoma , for subjects with many atypical moles which must be carefully monitored by the dermatologist. A change in a " stain on the skin " may indicate a serious problem. If "a mole grows", becomes asymmetrical, changes color, itches, has a scab, bleeds, or is painful, it is imperative to consult our clinic which is specialized.

Treatment varies depending on the location, size, aggressiveness of the cancer, and the general condition of the patient. Most of the time, the dermatologist will take a biopsy of the abnormal tumor to assess its malignancy. Malignant tumors may require additional treatment.

Many skin tumors are not cancerous, such as seborrheic keratoses, warts, and nevi commonly known as “moles”.

They can therefore be removed very simply by the methods of dermatological surgery.

  • Actinic keratoses are rough, reddish, precancerous lesions that develop in areas exposed to the sun.

They can be treated with cryosurgery, curettage, dermabrasion, laser, local chemotherapy and dynamic phototherapy.

Seborrheic keratoses are raised with a thick, rough, pigmented surface. They may become irritated on contact with clothing and itch.

The dermatologist can remove them by curettage, cryosurgery or by laser.

  • Cysts are small envelopes that contain liquid or solid matter. They can be removed surgically to avoid problems such as inflammation and superinfection or to improve the appearance.
  • Warts are growths caused by a virus that thicken the skin. Warts can occur at any age and anywhere on the skin. Warts can be removed by cryosurgery, curettage, electrocoagulation, internal injections or laser.

Drug treatments are also available

Moles or nevi are frequent skin lesions, usually dark in color, sometimes thick, and with a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Over time some of these aspects may change our surgeon can remove them by surgical excision under local anesthesia. If you have a personal or family history of melanoma, fair skin, and "sunburn" »During childhood, more than 50« moles », you must have all of your skin checked in our clinic at least once a year. There is a much better reimbursed direct access consultation for this. Faced with the modification of a skin lesion, whether in shape, contour, thickness, color, but above all its rapid increase, in all cases, these criteria must consult your doctor as soon as possible and see your dermatologist who will examine you and can use the dermoscopy, and possibly a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis.

Surgical treatment of skin cancer, whether it be basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma, is most often carried out by your dermatologist, under local anesthesia, in complete safety in his office.

In the vast majority of cases, you do not need to be hospitalized or undergo general anesthesia.

What are the reasons for Surgical Dermatology?

  • To establish a diagnosis by a biopsy.
  • For removing benign or malignant skin tumors .
  • To improve the appearance of the skin by removing growths, discolorations, or the effects of aging. cosmetic procedures are not reimbursable by health insurance

Whatever your case, our surgeon will offer you irreproachable expertise concerning the operative process (before / during / after) allowing you to obtain remarkable results. Through appointments, he will explain the operation process to you, as well as the information essential to the success of this surgery. In order to get started in dermatological surgery, we let you discover our price range.