MELANOMA IN NAGS HEAD, NC
The most severe form of skin cancer is melanoma. It can arise from a pre-existing mole or freckle, or it can simply show up as a melanoma. Melanoma can occur on any part of your body that makes melanin, or pigment, including areas that have never been sun exposed. Melanomas often spread to other areas locally, through blood vessels or lymph nodes. The severity of the melanoma and the long-term prognosis for survival is very much related to the depth of the tumor when it is diagnosed and treated, so EARY DETECTION is of paramount importance.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS TO BE AWARE OF
The depth of the lesion at biopsy is more important than the diameter of the lesion. The depth and location guide the treatments, which include:
$60| 30 min
The skin cancer is cut out with a scalpel and the resulting wound is closed with stitches. Excision of melanomas is done with enough normal surrounding skin included to make a “margin.” The amount of “margin” recommended is based on the depth of the lesion at biopsy.
$80 | 45min
This type of skin cancer surgery is reserved for thinner melanomas, such as melanoma in- situ, especially when they are located on the head or neck. Mohs surgery requires an in-house histopathology laboratory and a physician with special training and certification in this technique. We, unfortunately, do not offer Mohs surgery at our location, but we have relationships with exceptionally competent Mohs surgeons that we can refer you to if needed.
Referral to specialists
$80 | 45min
Due to the seriousness of the diagnosis of melanoma and the possibility of spread, we have a low threshold for referral to local general surgeons, to Mohs surgeons, and/or to cancer centers such as Duke, UNC-CH or EVMS/Sentara for additional evaluation and management. At times, further investigation may be required through analysis of lymph nodes, blood tests, or imaging procedures like MRIs, CTs, and PET scans.
It is recommended to get a facial once a month.
Absolutely! Following your facials, you will see a healthy, glowing complexion.
Yes, you can get a facial if you have sensitive skin, but you should consult with a professional to ensure that the facial is tailored to your skin type.
The type of facial you should get depends on your skin type and concerns. It is best to consult with a professional to determine the best facial for your skin.