Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery at Belgravia Dermatology

  • Why – Mohs micrographic surgery is a meticulous technique that enables common skin cancers to be treated with a high cure rate.
  • Areas – Anywhere on the body especially on the face
  • Frequency – Multiple stages are carried out in one day
  • Results – Within a few hours
  • Downtime – 1 to 2 weeks, but can be longer depending on the extent of surgery

What is Mohs micrographic surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most advanced and sophisticated method of treating skin cancer. It produces cure rates that are higher than for any other technique. This technique was devised almost 60 years ago by Dr. Frederic Mohs, at the University of Wisconsin. It was initially known as chemosurgery, but is now called Mohs micrographic surgery after its inventor.

What kind of skin cancers can Mohs Micrographic Surgery be used for?

The most common types of skin cancer to be treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Both types enlarge from the point where they first occur and usually do not spread (metastasize) to distant parts of the body. If not completely removed, both will invade and destroy structures in their paths. Compared to other forms of cancer, these types of skin cancer can be recognised in their early stages and are therefore easily cured.

Mohs micrographic surgery at Belgravia Dermatology

  • A full skin cancer treatment service is provided by Belgravia Dermatology
  • Skin cancer surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic
  • A detailed discussion will take place with your Dermatologist before skin cancer surgery
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