Dr. Brown is experienced in performing minor surgery for moles, skin cancer, cysts, lipomas, other skin growths. She performs steroid injection for acne cysts and botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis. Cosmetic services such as filler, laser treatments and botulinum toxin for wrinkles are not offered at this time.
Pre-Cancer skin cells, basal and squamous cell skin cancers, can be treated in many ways They include:
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Topical chemotherapy
- Immune response modifiers
- Laser surgery
- Chemical peeling
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In a skin biopsy, we remove cells or skin samples from your body for laboratory examination.
There are three main ways to do a skin biopsy:
- A shave biopsy uses a razor tool to remove a small section of the top layers of skin
- A punch biopsy uses a special circular tool to remove a small core of skin
- An excisional biopsy uses a small knife (scalpel) to remove an entire lump or an area of skin
If you are in need of a Skin Biopsy, consult with us. Please Contact Us.
Skin cancer excision
If you have a skin cancer, not requiring Mohs micrographic surgery, surgical excision may be your best answer.
Excision is a treatment of larger skin cancers. Removing the cancerous tissue involves removing tissue and the surrounding healthy tissue. This is commonly used to treat melanoma but can also be used to treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas.
Contact Us for a consultation on Skin Cancer Excision.
Skin Tag removal
Skin tags are a condition of small, noncancerous growths that form when the skin rubs against itself. The growth is raised from the skin’s surface and is typically small.
Skin tags often grow in areas including
- Under the breasts
Always consult a dermatologist if you suspect a discolored skin tag or want to do skin tag removal.
Contact Us at Alaska Family Dermatology for Skin Tag Removal.
Cyst and Lipoma Removal
A lipoma is found just beneath the skin, a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule. They are one of the most common noncancerous soft-tissue growth.
Lipomas can be found most often on the neck, torso, upper arms, armpits, and upper thighs, but can occur anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time.
Lipoma removal can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Contact Us for Lipoma removal.