Eyelid and Facial Skin Cancer Treatment Chicago IL
What Causes Eyelid Skin Cancer?
Skin cancers, often a result of sun exposure, usually present as painless bumps that crust or bleed. If the cancer is along the eyelid margin, it can result in lash loss.
Common Types of Eyelid Skin Cancer
- Basal cell
- Squamous cell
- Sebaceous cell
These cancers typically grow locally and enlarge and destroy surrounding tissue. Sebaceous cell and melanoma are two more aggressive types and can spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. Dr. Tresley will completely excise the cancerous area, allowing for clear margins and reconstruction. The removal can be performed under frozen section control or with MOHS micrographical excision. During your consultation, Dr. Tresley will determine which type of excision is warranted by your case.
Dr. Tresley will also determine the type of reconstructive procedure he will use, depending on the size of the defect after excision and the looseness of the remaining tissue. Dr. Tresley utilizes a large array, and will apply the precise one to ensure both the best anatomic and cosmetic results.
Note: Please understand that photos below are graphic, but we feel it’s important to show Dr. Tresley’s work.
*Individual results may vary