Medical Procedures

Acne Injections

Deep, painful cystic acne lesions may be treated with small injections of a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation, and thereby decrease the pain, redness, and duration of the lesion.  This procedure can be used to alleviate isolated problem areas, but is not considered a cure for acne and should not be used for more than a […]
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Biopsies

When the diagnosis of a skin growth or rash is uncertain, a biopsy procedure is often recommended to clarify the diagnosis. The biopsy procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves the removal of a piece of the involved skin tissue to send off to a laboratory for analysis.  Specialist physicians called dermatopathologists then analyze […]
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Keloid Injections

Unsightly keloid scars are often treated with small injections of a corticosteroid solution to reduce its bulkiness. Depending on the size of the keloid scar and your body’s response, multiple treatment sessions are often required to reduce the bulkiness. Call Wall Street Dermatology to schedule a consultation with us today.
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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized form of skin cancer surgery that provides the highest cure rate for skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Like standard skin cancer excision, the procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia.  Unlike standard skin cancer excision, Mohs surgery allows the surgeon to inspect the entirety […]
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Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is often performed following Mohs surgery.  After Mohs surgery is completed, the skin cancer has been removed, but an open hole has been created in the skin.  This open hole needs to be closed.  How the hole is closed is the field of reconstructive surgery, a discipline that requires a complex understanding of […]
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Skin Cancer Excision

For skin cancers that do not require Mohs surgery, a standard skin cancer excision is usually performed. A rim of normal tissue is excised along with the skin cancer itself under local anesthesia, and the tissue is sent out to a laboratory for analysis. The hole that remains after the excision is then closed (reconstructive […]
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