May 26 2010

Be Vigilant with Your Skin: Mole Removal in Bethesda with Dr. Roger J. Oldham


Dr. Roger Oldham is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.  But did you know that Dr. Oldham specializes in skincare and skin health, encouraging all of his patients to maintain healthy skin?  Dr. Oldham offers skin lesion and mole removal in his in-office surgery center, making skin health convenient for his patients.  If you have skin lesions and moles, you should be vigilant about watching them for changes in size, shape, and color.  If you do see changes, contact Dr. Oldham to schedule your consultation for mole removal.

Before you come in for your skin lesion/mole removal consultation, you should understand the number of different techniques which can vary according to the size and nature of the lesion and its history. In general, lesions can be removed via: surgical excision and repair, laser treatment, burning (electrocautery), freezing (cryotherapy), and shave excision. Dr. Oldham prefers surgical excision whereby the mole is removed and the skin edges are brought together in a straight line with fine suture material in order to minimize scarring. With excision, the lesion is almost always submitted for pathologic analysis. There are numerous differences in an individual’s ability to make a favorable scar after mole removal, but excision and repair maximizes most patients’ chances for inconspicuous scarring.  Fortunately, most health insurance companies include lesion removal under their covered benefits, but all patients should be knowledgeable of benefits before the services are rendered. Overall, the benefits of mole removal with a plastic surgeon are numerous, as seen in these pictures of patients before after mole removal with Dr. Oldham. Contact Dr. Oldham’s office today if you are concerned about moles or lesions that may be evolving. 

Dr. Oldham serves patients in Bethesda, Maryland  and near these areas: (Maryland: Bethesda, Silver Spring, Olney, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Germantown Gaithersburg, Potomac, and Montgomery Village; Northern Virginia: Arlington, McLean, Tysons, Annandale, Herndon, Fairfax, Alexandria, Great Falls, and Reston; and in Northwest D.C.). 

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