About Skin Cancer Treatment
Inside the office of Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada is The Skin Clinic for dermatology services. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden along with Physician Assistant Aleah Hartung remove growths (including moles and lesions) for cosmetic reasons or skin cancer biopsy. Either Dr. Virden or Aleah Hartung will remove skin growths, taking care to leave the surrounding healthy skin and then repairing the skin for a normal appearance. The Skin Clinic performs same-day mole removal and biopsies provide patients with timely answers and treatment recommendations. For a more accessible option than a dermatology office, Aleah Hartung performs several, high-quality skin care treatments at The Skin Clinic (insurance is not accepted). For patients in the Reno, NV and Tahoe/Truckee, CA areas, The Skin Clinic with Dr. Virden and Aleah Hartung, PA-C can provide fast appointments for skin concerns and treatments.
The best candidates for skin cancer treatment:
- Have suspicious skin growths
- Have benign lesions or moles
- Want simple skin cancer treatments
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"Dr Virden is a superb surgeon who deserves 10 stars!"- C.B. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2017
"Couldn’t Have Been a Better Experience! - From start to finish I have been so happy with my process. Dr. Virden was attentive, listened and really makes you feel like you’re his only patient. I chose breast augmentation and he included me in every part of the process, making himself available for questions and helping me to understand what to expect. The virtual picture they sent me was amazing to see and really helped me choose w..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 12, 2017
"I feel like a better me!! Wonderful staff Thank you so much <3"- D.R. / Facebook / Sep 29, 2017
"I had an amazing experience with this Dr. and his staff. I was lucky enough to meet with Mrs. Virden, she did some injections around my eyes and her work is flawless. The medical staff is amazing and the office staff is caring and wonderful. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Virden'soffice."- S.A. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
What to Expect
Mole and skin growth removal is an outpatient procedure that is performed right in the office. Before a growth removal, the area with be numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, starting from the bottom of the growth or lesion, thin, horizontal layers of the tumor will be carefully removed. As each layer is removed, a sample will be submitted for a biopsy. After all signs of abnormal growths are removed, the wound will be assessed to determine the best way to close it and make it as cosmetically appealing as possible. For some patients, stitching up the wound with sutures is enough. In other cases, reconstructive surgery will be needed to minimize scarring and help the wound blend in seamlessly with the rest of the skin.
Since a local anesthetic is used, there should be minimal pain and discomfort; therefore, pain medication usually isn’t required. If there’s any pain, over-the-counter medication can be taken. Most patients can return to work and normal activities by the following day. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for about 1 – 3 weeks after surgery. If stitches are used, they can be removed about 4 – 14 days afterwards. By following proper wound care instructions, the skin should heal smooth and flat to blend seamlessly with the normal skin.
Plan Your Procedure
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Schedule Your Consult
When it comes to treating your skin growth, getting fast treatment and answers are important. Our medical team holds thorough consultations to go over all aspects of mole removal and to answer any questions. If you are concerned about a mole or abnormal skin growth, we suggest that you call our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation and receive high-quality treatment.