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 area, 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
"CHANGED MY LIFE!I whole heartily recommend Dr. Charles Virden for a procedure. I had two consults a couple of years apart for an abdominoplasty. He sat with me and asked, “what has changed”? This led to a wonderful, caring discussion on what had changed in the two years since my first consult. (loss of almost 100lbs) Dr. Virden became as excited or more excited as I was to the prospects of how this procedure would change my life. He was so caring and enthusiastic to do the procedure. As I lay in recovery, he threw back the curtain and said (with the largest smile I have ever seen), “Hello skinny, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I can only say, I wish I had done it sooner…it has Changed My life! Thank you, Thank you. Patty"- P.B. / Google / Oct 02, 2019
"Prior to having Dr Virden correct 2 botched surgeries I had given up on all hope of looking normal. The plastic surgeon that did my previous surgeries had me on a pump for a year then made me pay full price for a revision that was worse. Dr. Virden never had a doubt he could fix it and that gave me hope. I can honestly say I had given up on anyone fixing it, but he did! I am 3 weeks out from surgery and I feel like I did in my 20's! Seriously this isn't an exaggeration. I would refer my friends and family to Dr. Virden and his staff. His positive attitude and professional but kind bedside manner is comforting. I honestly can't say enough about my experience and how happy I am. If you're thinking about changing something please talk to him first. After all I have been through I can honestly say he comes through and has an eye for detail. Thank you Dr. Virden and staff for giving me a new outlook on myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 12, 2019
"I've been going to see Leah S. for a few years now for a variety of things and she's the absolute best! I live in NYC and always make it point to book an appointment whenever I go back to visit family in Tahoe. She's incredibly knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable and all her work is amazing. I would highly recommend Leah and even got a few friends and family members to start seeing her!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 27, 2019
"I saw Aleah Hartung the P.A. In Dr Virdens office for a skin tag removal. I didn’t have to wait months to get in to see her as if I had to see a dermatologist in any other office. I got in, in less than a week. Her technique was amazing, I didn’t feel a thing. I was very impressed. I highly recommend anyone who needs their skin looked at for any suspicious lesions, moles or any skin concerns."- N.T. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
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.