Oct 22 2010

Skin Cancer prevention via Mole Removal in Bethesda Maryland

In Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Roger J. Oldham cares for patients who are concerned about evolving skin lesions and moles.  For more than 25 years, in fact, Dr. Oldham has provided patients the care and convenience of in-office mole-removal at his Bethesda practice.  Dr. Oldham is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon so while he is skilled in breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, and rhinoplasty, he is also dedicated to skincare health through mole/skin lesion removal and non-invasive treatments like microdermabrasion, laser treatment for lentigo, and earlobe repair.  Preventing skin cancer and encouraging proactive skincare health through skin lesion and mole removal is Dr. Oldham’s number one priority.

When moles and skin lesions begin to change, there are a number of things we can do to make sure they never evolve into skin cancer.  For one, we should all be vigilant about identifying evolution in symmetry (benign moles are round), borders (which should be easily defined), color (darkening is especially worth our attention), and the mole’s size (most healthy skin lesions are no larger than a pencil eraser in diameter.  The next step in skin cancer prevention is knowing what to do when you see these changes; call a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon like Dr. Oldham.  Dr. Oldham provides in-office mole removal for patients, in addition to a careful procedure that minimizes scarring.  After the brief procedure, Dr. Oldham will be sure to send the sample to a pathologist to confirm the lesion’s benign nature and/or the thorough nature of the removal.  To see some of this excellent skill in practice, look at these pictures before and after mole removal with Dr. Oldham

Patients often inquire about the cost of mole removal. The plastic surgery office of Dr. Roger J. Oldham is pleased to inform patients that most healthcare organizations will consider mole removal a necessary, preventive medical procedure.  Contact your healthcare organizer to confirm your coverage, then contact Dr.  Oldham’s Bethesda, Maryland cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice to schedule your personal mole removal consultation.

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