Whether you have a patch of skin cancer that needs removal or acne scars that cause you distress, board-certified dermatologists in the Sutter Health network can help. Doctors offer the full range of surgical and minimally invasive procedures for improving your skin’s appearance and function.
Often, your dermatologist can remove certain surface conditions, such as minor skin lesions, moles, warts and some skin cancers, with a small scalpel or by freezing or burning them off. You may require precision surgery to fix nail injuries or conditions such as ingrown nails, cysts and inflamed nail beds. If you have acne scars, your dermatologist may suggest dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing, possibly combined with chemical skin peels, light therapy and other treatments to minimize your scars’ appearance.
It’s frightening to receive a skin cancer diagnosis, but take heart: we offer comprehensive skin cancer services, including highly specialized Mohs micrographic surgery. If removing a melanoma or other type of skin cancer leaves a significant scar, you’ll have access to expert reconstructive surgery to restore your appearance.
Across the Sutter Health network, dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology and regularly receive patient choice awards for outstanding care. Many doctors participate in skin cancer research studies and clinical trials to develop new treatment options.