Mohs (skin cancer) scar management

Mohs surgery is a specialized and precise treatment for skin cancer in which the cancer is removed and examined one tissue layer at a time. The surgeon after whom the procedure is named, Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, recognized that the visible part of a skin cancer is often the “tip of the iceberg,” with more tumor cells growing downward and outward into the skin like the roots of a tree.

The Mohs procedure may leave only small, simple wounds that heal by themselves, or slightly larger wounds that require side to side stitches. It may also be necessary to close a larger wound with a flap or a skin graft from another part of the body. Any of these surgical wounds may have the tendency to scar badly because many of the cells and tissue that would lend to optimal healing are destroyed. The ReJuveness research team has discovered that topical treatment which will compensate for those lost cells providing ways in managing, preventing and reducing problem post-surgical scars.

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Silicone sheeting has been widely used by trauma centers for more than twenty years and is the favored treatment among plastic surgeons. Scientific research into Mohs skin cancer surgery scar management indicates that topical application of silicone