WELCOME TO RENAISSANCE DERMATOLOGY & AESTHETICS Early & Accurate Cancer Diagnosis in Zachary

Skin cancer surgery is the most effective cancer treatment available today for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, as well as Melanoma.

The process allows the surgeon to trace, identify, and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

Skin cancer surgery in Zachary is an excellent option for removing skin cancers & tumors in high-risk locations on the body. This is why turning to the quality physicians at Renaissance Dermatology & Aesthetics is so important: experience matters.

Treatment Details

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Consultation Required?


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1 to 2 Weeks

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What it Treats

  • Basal cell carcinoma

  • Squamous cell carcinoma

  • Melanoma

  • Less common skin cancers

Why Get Skin Care Surgery in Zachary?


The skin cancer surgery cure rate is 95% for most cases and remains the ideal treatment method for most patients.


Our team of board-certified dermatologists in Zachary are trained physicians and received extensive training in treating your skin, hair, and nails.

WHAT TO EXPECT The Skin Biopsy & Cancer Diagnosis Process

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The first step at Renaissance Dermatology & Aesthetics in Zachary is a consultation. We will discuss and look at your concern areas and inform you of our biopsy and diagnosis process. We will create a personalized care plan with your next steps.


Biopsy & Diagnosis

During your biopsy in Zachary, a small amount of skin is removed for direct examination under a microscope. The area will be numbed with local anesthesia and using either a medical scissor, scalpel, or rounded blade, that small targeted area is removed. Sometimes, the skin layers are scraped off to provide a slightly larger sample for observation. The specimen is then sent for laboratory testing by a board-certified dermatopathologist.


Next Steps

After your biopsy, our medical staff will work to identify cancerous cells and give you a clear indication of the treatment path you will be on and how to care for your wound.

Before and After Skin Cancer Surgery

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PRE-TREATMENT Pre-Care Instructions

Prior to Your Skin Cancer Surgery in Zachary, Renaissance Dermatology & Aesthetics Recommends:

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If Under 18

You will need a responsible adult or legal guardian (18 years or older) to bring you to your appointment, wait in the office for the entire duration of your surgery, and then take you home.


We encourage patients to bring something to read or entertain themselves during the analysis periods of the surgery. Since the process can take some time, and we need you at our office for the duration of the treatment, something to keep you entertained will help you pass the time.


Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please remove all fingernail polish or acrylic nails and bring minimal or no jewelry.


SMOKERS: Please limit your intake or do not smoke the day before or the morning/day of your surgery.

Ice Packs

We recommend purchasing and preparing ice packs before your procedure to help minimize swelling. After treatment, you might want to apply ice to the surgery area(s) for the first 48 hours following treatment.

Additional Recommendations

Your provider will consult with you prior to your treatment for any potential recommendations not listed.

POST TREATMENT Post-Care Instructions

Following Skin Cancer Surgery in Zachary, Renaissance Dermatology & Aesthetics recommends:

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Wound Care

Your provider will review extensive instructions for wound care at the time of your surgery based on the unique details of your procedure.

Alcohol Consumption

Avoid alcohol consumption for 48 hours after surgery.

Physical Activity

Refrain from strenuous activity, exercise, or swimming for 1 week after surgery.

Pain Management

Take Tylenol or extra-strength Tylenol as needed for pain management. Don’t take Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, or other blood-thinning medications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most skin cancer surgery sutures heal within 1 to 2 weeks.

Yes, the skin cancer removal procedure will require a follow-up appointment at our office. We must monitor your healing and ensure the cancer doesn’t return. The number and frequency of follow-up appointments will depend upon the size and location of the tumor.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover skin cancer surgery! You should check with your insurance provider for your anticipated out-of-pocket expenses.

As with any surgical procedure, skin cancer removal will almost always leave behind a scar. However, our expert providers strive to always achieve the absolute best cosmetic outcome possible.

Most patients don’t experience significant pain after the procedure, though there may be some lingering discomfort, as with any surgical procedure. Any pain can usually easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol.

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Get Started

Renaissance Dermatology wants to help you achieve your aesthetic and dermatological goals

Complete our “Request an Appointment” form to get started on your journey.