Springville Dermatology Phone801-704-7001
Springville Dermatology Address732 North Main Springville, UT 84663
Surgical Dermatology
skin dermatology
What would you like to treat

For your added convenience and to offer a more cost-effective treatment option, patients needing surgical dermatology procedures can actually have them performed right here in our office. Patients will find a sterile, safe, and relaxing environment for surgical procedures to be done efficiently. Our surgical services include the following:



SKIN CANCER EXCISION

Some non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, may be removed using a standard excision. This procedure removes the skin cancer as well as a small portion of the healthy tissue surrounding it. The area is then closed using stitches or, if the incision is large, a flap or skin graph.



CYST & LIPOMA EXCISION

Cysts are small closed sacs that contain fluid or solid material. They may be surgically removed to avoid problems such as inflammation and infection, or to improve cosmetic appearance. Lipomas differ from cysts in that they are primary composed of soft, fatty tissue. Lipomas are typically benign, easily movable and painless. Both cysts and lipomas may be surgically removed to avoid problems such as inflammation and infection, or to improve cosmetic appearance



MOLE REMOVAL

Moles are normally harmless and quite common for most skin. These growths are usually tan or brown in color, sometimes raised, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Over time, some moles may change, becoming lighter in color, or bigger. Another treatment is to remove your mole by surgical excision or shave excision to stop irritation, to improve appearance, or to prevent the mole from becoming cancerous. A change in a mole can indicate a serious problem. If you have a mole that has become larger, changed color, is asymmetric, seems to have developed an irregular border, itches, crusts, bleeds, or is painful, consult Dr. Peterson immediately.



WART REMOVAL

Warts are growths of thick layers of skin that are caused by a virus. People of all ages may develop warts anywhere on the skin with varying degrees of discomfort. Warts may be removed by cryosurgery, curettage, electro surgery, injections with chemicals, or laser surgery.



ACNE SCAR REDUCTION

This procedure can typically improve the way scars look by changing the size, depth, or color. However, no scar can ever be completely erased, and no technique will return the scar to its normal uninjured appearance. Patients are pleasantly surprised by how much smoother and lighter their skin looks after an acne scar reduction. Dr. Peterson will suggest the best approach after an examination.



SCAR REVISION

Scars can result from acne, chickenpox, accidents, or previous surgery. Dr. Peterson will examine your scar to determine the best treatment plan. He and his technicians can often improve them with dermabrasion, or by using soft tissue fillers like collagen, collagen enhancers, hyaluronic acid, or fat injected into the skin to fill depressions. A complete excisional revision may also be used. Raised scars can be surgically leveled or flattened with corticosteroid injections.