Facial Skin Lesions & Reconstruction

Facial skin lesions are common and may draw unwanted attention or raise concern for precancerous or cancerous growths. Our facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Mostovych, can remove these lesions with minimal scarring while also determining the nature of the growth. Although most skin lesions are benign, malignant skin lesions are becoming more and more common, especially in individuals with a long history of sun exposure. Here in Baltimore, skin tag removal, mole removal, and skin cancer treatment is simpler than you think thanks to Belcara Health.

Common benign facial skin lesions include:

  • Skin tags
  • Moles (nevus or nevi)
  • Age spots (seborrheic keratosis)
  • Cysts
  • Precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis)

Other benign facial lesions include:

  • Fatty tumors (lipomas)
  • Keloids

Malignant skin lesions include:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

At Belcara Health, most skin lesions can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. Following removal, any skin lesions that appear suspicious for skin cancer will be sent for microscopic examination.

Skin Cancer Removal & Reconstruction

The face receives daily sun exposure and is especially at risk for developing skin cancer. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Removal of a skin cancer is imperative to prevent further growth and spread of the cancer. Because the structures of the face take on both functional and cosmetic roles, our surgeon takes great care and precision when removing a facial skin cancer. This spares as much tissue as possible while still effectively removing cancerous cells.

The idea of having a hole in the skin of the face following skin cancer removal can be very traumatizing for many patients. Thus, the reconstruction of facial skin cancer defects is especially important. These skin defects can often be challenging to close due to the proximity of important facial structures (such as the eyes, nose, or lips). Often, patients who have undergone a Mohs micrographic surgery are referred to a facial plastic surgeon for closure of the skin defect.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mostovych specializes both in the removal and reconstruction of facial skin cancers. She is passionate about caring for patients with skin cancer and teaching patients about skin cancer prevention.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Scar Revision

Previous surgery, injury, trauma, or acne may result in unappealing scars on the face and neck. These can be wide, thickened, depressed, or abnormally pigmented. These scars may cause cosmetic or functional deformity. Depending on the scar, a scar revision procedure may be recommended to help reorient and conceal the scar. Typically a scar revision procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The purpose of a scar revision is to improve the appearance of a scar and make it less noticeable. Scar revision cannot remove a scar.

Clearer skin is an office visit away. Request your consultation online or call Belcara Health at (410) 296-0414.

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Dr. Bradley C. Robertson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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