Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with over 500,000 new cases reported each year and rising. While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent appear on the face, head, or neck, where they can be disfiguring as well as dangerous. Most skin cancers are removed surgically, using local anesthesia. The procedure may be a simple excision which can leave a barely visible scar. At times, more complex removal may need to be involved along with complex reconstructive procedures. Dr. Young is an experienced Seattle / Bellevue facial cosmetic surgeon who is highly trained in skin cancer removal and Moh’s / Skin Cancer Reconstruction. His repertoire of skills range from simple scar revision to complex transfer of tissue flaps which allows him to accurately repair damaged tissue and restore a natural, healthy appearance.
If you are interested at anytime about scheduling an appointment you can email, call 425-990-3223 (Office) and even text message us 425-505-0938 (Mobile) at anytime. Click here if you would like to find out more about our consultation process. If you live out of town, we can set up a phone consultation for you and show you how to take the 5 basic photos you will need. For more information on preparing for your procedure we have an informative Plastic Surgery Patient Care Page and Wound Care and Scar Prevention Page.
* To reduce the risk of bruising, you will be advised to stop taking fish oil, Vitamin E, herbal medications, supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatories 1-2 weeks prior to treatment, if possible. Inform Dr. Young of all of your prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies and herbal supplements, oral or topical products, and if you may be pregnant.