Strategies For Minimizing Scarring After Mohs Surgery

If you were diagnosed with malignant melanoma, then your dermatologist may have recommended that you undergo Mohs surgery. During this procedure, layers of skin are removed and analyzed under a microscope until no evidence of melanoma cells is detected. Once the last layer of skin that has been removed is clear of melanoma cells, no additional layers are removed. While effective, Mohs surgery, as well as all other types of skin cancer surgery, cause scarring.