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
"His kindness and passion for what he does is beyond what I know as a scrub tech.... I am his patient now and am so excited for what's to come."- A.S. / Facebook / Mar 27, 2021
"I had breast augmentation surgery from Dr. Virden 3 years ago and I could not be happier with the results. He was very thorough in explaining everything I could expect after surgery. To this day people are still impressed with the job he did and how natural my breasts look and feel."- J.L. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2021
"I went to Dr. Virden for plastic surgery on eyes (upper/lower). The doctor and his entire staff were friendly, answered questions professionally, made me feel special and the results are amazing. If you are considering plastic surgery this is the doctor to see. Many blessing to him and his entire staff. You have changed my life!"- R.P. / Google / Mar 12, 2021
"In November, 1996 I had my first surgery a tummy tuck, in August of 2002 I had a facelift. Both surgeries went well and I can not thank Dr. Virden for his talent and kindness. I followed his advice, taking care of my skin and avoiding too much sun. I don't won't to brag but I looked 20 plus years younger and recovered quickly and felt great within days after the surgery, I went back on tour singing within 2 weeks. Now 24 years later I still look 20 years younger with exception to a little sagging under the eyes. I'm in great shape for 78 years old but again you would never know it. I feel great get plenty of exercise a good diet but would like to eliminate the need for friends to say I need to get more sleep, I look great but need to get more sleep. So I'm looking forward to visiting Doctor Virden again for a little surgery that will stop there worry. When you feel that confident about a Special Doctor you want to share your gratitude to others."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 09, 2021
"Knowledgeable and compassionate, always available. He removed my 23yr old implants leaving my natural breast spectacular. Dr. Virden assured me that I didn't need a lift, and he was correct. I couldn't be happier with my results and his whole team. They all treated me like family through the whole process and this is very important to me. I would never go anywhere else!"- V.R. / Facebook / Dec 27, 2020
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.