When it comes to your health, you try to do all the right things. You brush your teeth. You avoid foods known to cause disease. You try to stay active. What are you doing for your skin’s health? What can you do to reduce your risk of skin cancer? Dr. Roger J. Oldham is a Bethesda board certified plastic surgeon who can help you answer this question. Dr. Oldham has been providing skin care services to Bethesda men and women for more than 25 years. With the convenience of in-office skin lesion and mole removal, Dr. Oldham can help you too!
Skin lesions can present in any number of forms; moles are just one of them. Lentigo (liver or sun spots), skin tags, cysts, warts, or lipoma (fatty growths under the skin) are just some of the benign skin lesions. But, these can develop into malignant growths because of extended exposure to sun, genetic factors, or natural lesion evolution. Malignant lesions can present in the form of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma (the least common and most deadly form). Dr. Oldham often uses both surgical excision and shave excision as seen in these pictures of patients before and after mole removal with Dr. Oldham.
So now that you know so much more about how to take care of your skin, why not schedule your skin health consultation with Dr. Oldham? In just two appointments you can proudly boast your skin’s health!