Skin Cancer Treatment Baltimore

Skin cancer can develop on any part of your body where there is skin. About 80% of skin cancers appear on the face, head, or neck. Skin cancer can be disfiguring and harmful. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Fady Sinno offers advanced skin cancer treatment for patients from the Baltimore area who would like the affected skin repaired and restored. If your skin cancer is initially treated by a dermatologist or another physician, Dr. Sinno will coordinate his skin cancer reconstruction plan in Ellicott City or Westminster, MD, with that physician.

About Skin Cancer

The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation, which usually comes from the sun. Artificial light sources such as sunlamps and tanning booths also emit ultraviolet light rays that can harm the skin.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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Anyone can get skin cancer regardless of their age, race, skin type or color. Certain individuals have a higher genetic predisposition for skin cancer. You may be at greater risk for developing skin cancer if you have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Skin that is fair and freckles easily.
  • Light-colored hair and eyes.
  • A large number of moles, or moles of unusual size or shape.
  • A family history of skin cancer or a personal history of blistering sunburn.
  • Spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors.
  • Live closer to the equator, at a higher altitude, or in any place that gets intense, year-round sunshine.
  • Received therapeutic radiation treatments for adolescent acne.

Skin Cancer Diagnosis

There are several types of skin cancer and their symptoms can vary widely in appearance. Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of the growth and examining its cells under a microscope.

Symptoms may first appear as small, white or pink nodule or bumps. Sometimes the cancerous area can be smooth and shiny, waxy, or pitted on the surface. Or, you might notice a:

  • Red spot that’s rough, dry, or scaly
  • Firm, red lump that may form a crust
  • Crusted group of nodules
  • Sore that bleeds or doesn’t heal after 2 to 4 weeks
  • White patch that looks like scar tissue

Watch for the “ABCD” warning signs of melanoma, a particularly dangerous type of skin cancer:

  • Asymmetry: A growth with unmatched halves
  • Border: Irregular, ragged, or blurred edges
  • Color: A mottled appearance, with shades of tan, brown, and black, sometimes mixed with red, white, or blue
  • Diameter: A growth more than 6 millimeters across (about the size of a pencil eraser), or any unusual increase in size

It’s not always easy to recognize skin cancer. Your best bet is to examine your skin regularly from head to toe. Don’t forget to have your back and your scalp checked. If you notice any unusual bumps, discoloration, or anything unusual or suspect, have it checked by your primary care physician or make an appointment with Dr. Sinno at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery so that it can be examined soon.

Getting a Diagnosis

If you are suspicious about a growth or discoloration on your skin, consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for an evaluation. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are both skilled at diagnosing and treating skin cancer and other skin growths.

At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sinno can surgically remove the growth. He will evaluate the area to be treated to allow you to maintain as much function possible. Most of all, he will ensure that your appearance after treatment looks good, and that you feel positive about the results. Some pre-cancerous lesions can be treated using topical creams (e.g., Efudex®) or by freezing (cryosurgery).

Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Sinno can remove your skin cancer surgically. If the cancerous area is small, he will do the procedure at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, using a local anesthetic

Depending on your situation, Dr. Sinno will choose one of several approaches for removing the cancer. The procedure may require be a simple excision, which usually leaves a thin, barely visible scar. Sometimes he uses curettage and desiccation. This approach allows him to scrape out the cancer with an electric current, which controls bleeding and kills any remaining cancer cells. This leaves a slightly larger, white scar.

In either case, the risks of the surgery are low.

If the cancer is large, however, or if it has spread to the lymph glands or extended into the deep tissues, major surgery (done in the hospital) may be required. Other possible treatments for skin cancer include:

  • Freezing the cancer cells (cryosurgery)
  • Radiation therapy (use of x-rays)
  • Topical chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs applied to the skin)
  • Mohs surgery – a special procedure in which the cancer is shaved off one layer at a time. Mohs surgery is performed only by specially trained physicians, with a reconstructive procedure done afterward by Dr. Sinno.

You should discuss these choices thoroughly with your doctor or with Dr. Sinno before beginning treatment. Dr. Sinno can advise you about which options are available, how effective they likely will be for your particular kind of cancer, and the possible risks and side effects of the treatment.

Reconstruction

Techniques used to treat skin cancers may leave a person with less-than-pleasing cosmetic or functional results. Depending on the location and severity of the cancer, you might see anything from a small but unsightly scar to permanent changes in your facial features, such as the nose, ear or lips.

In such cases, no matter who performs the initial treatment, a plastic surgeon can be an important part of the treatment team. Reconstructive techniques can often repair damaged tissue, rebuild body parts, and restore most patients to acceptable an appearance and function.

At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we will work closely with your surgeon to help you complete your skin cancer treatment with the best possible results.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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Prevention

After you’ve been treated for skin cancer, you will want to schedule regular follow-up visits with Dr. Sinno or your dermatologist to make sure the cancer hasn’t recurred and to detect any new lesions early.

Regular doctor visits won’t prevent recurring skin cancer. It’s up to you to reduce your risks by changing old habits and developing new ones. These preventive measures apply to people who have not had skin cancer as well.

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, and during the intense sun of summertime. Remember, ultraviolet rays pass right through water and clouds, and reflect off sand and snow.
  • When you are outside for an extended period of time, wear protective clothing such as wide brimmed hats and long sleeves.
  • On any exposed skin, use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. Reapply it frequently, especially after you’ve been swimming or sweating.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about skin cancer removal and reconstruction? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Columbia, and Annapolis, Maryland.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
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I searched for 8 years to find a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. The moment I met Dr. Sinno's team, I honestly felt like I was home. From the time, I walked into Dr. Sinno's practice everyone was kind, warm and welcoming. I got the exact results I asked for during my consultation. Dr. Sinno exceed my expectations, I don't believe I could of found a better plastic surgeon. Dr. Sinno and his staff are beyond amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Sinno for your life changing needs! He gave me confidence that I thought I would never have in my life!!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2020
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I don’t usually write reviews but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about my experience with Dr Sinno. Before I selected Dr Sinno as my surgeon I did my research. Board certified: check. Good reviews: check. Good consult: check. Having Rhinoplasty was something I have looked forward to for several years and I wanted to be extra sure before committing to going though with it. Kinda hard to hide the the nose on your face, right?! From consult to post surgery it was a good experience. The front office staff was kind and friendly. At the consult he actually listened to what I had to say and explained the process in detail. He took the time to make sure that we were both on the same page so I could get my desired result. The day of surgery he met with me before and after the procedure. I had minimal bruising and swelling and could tell a huge difference only one week after surgery. His level of professionalism and skill while also being humble about it are the reason I picked him to perform my rhinoplasty. He is there to work with you to give you the result you are looking for. Another thing I liked is that I wasn’t just a number to them. The practice always made me feel welcome. If you are looking for a surgeon look no further.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his staff really took the time to make me feel comfortable. Very caring and warm. I would definitely recommend fair price for excellent work. I can’t tell you how much my confidence has went up since I had my surgery. It has changed my life!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2020
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Dr.Sinno and his staff are amazing! They really care for the whole patient...body and mind. I've had post weightoss surgery with Dr. Sinno....and also had Dr. Sinno advise against surgeries for me. Dr. Sinno also keeps me looking youthful with just the right facial treatments. This office and Dr. are the best!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2020
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Absolutely amazing! I would so recommend! The Obagi cleansiderm system it works great for my skin!!😊
Google
4.0/5
Oct 31, 2020
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Always love the results of my Botox and lip injections and won't go anywhere else! Super nice office and talented doctor.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are amazing! Dr. Sinno takes great care in ensuring his patients are fully comfortable and understand all aspects of the process. I couldn't be more pleased with my results.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
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Writing this review is difficult, only because I can not possibly put into words the amount of gratitude, and appreciation I have for this Center. They have re built my life in so many ways. Providing a stepping stone for me to become the greatest possible version of myself. Not only did Dr. Sinno, alongside his staff provide exceptional care, and service they went above and beyond all expectations. I am a survivor of sexual/physical abuse, Dr. Sinno was very kind, compassionate, he walked me through every step of this process. Due to the thoroughness of this Surgery Center, I found out about a health condition I had no idea I had. Possibly saving my life! They welcomed me not just as a client, but like family. I found myself missing Dr.Sinno, and his staff once the surgery was completed. The surgery went amazing with no complications. The healing process also surpassed all expectations. The staff checked on me daily, and made sure I was right where I needed to be, pushing me to get up, and moving even when I didn't want too. The scar is minimal, and I healed beautifully. I put on a bathing suit for the first time in my 28 years, my daily routine is cut in half,and I no longer feel embarrassed, or ashamed of my own body. That feeling is PRICELESS! I would recommend Dr. Sinno a million times over for anyone who is looking for exceptional, quality care. Thank you for everything Dr.Sinno, Tayra, Rima you have no idea how life changing this journey has been for me.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
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I got Botox 3 weeks ago on my forehead I wanted thank you for my service I feel so good and a lot younger you are the best 🙏
RateMDs
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
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Wonderful all around experience, results, cleanliness, and timely!!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Wonderful all around experience, results, cleanliness, and timely!!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 1, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
From the first call to the most recent follow-up appointment, the entire staff was very professional and friendly. The office was very comfortable and inviting. Dr Sinno dedicated ample time (and offered more) to answer questions and explain the procedure in full detail. He even made time for a second "introductory appointment" after additional questions arose. He prefers to spend the time face-to-face (or should I say "mask-to-mask") which I sincerely appreciated. I don't think that I could have had a better experience anywhere else.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 17, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and the entire team was wonderful. From the very beginning of my journey, Rima, Tayra, and Dr. Sinno made me feel incredibly comfortable and confident and could not have been kinder. They answered all questions I had regardless of how silly (and trust me, they were silly). The procedure I had done was a breast augmentation. The office and rooms were clean and sterile. I received wonderful information about the surgery and the different options of implants available. The recovery was incredibly easy. My results were amazing and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno and his team if you are thinking about your next journey.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2020
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First, let me say I was "OCD" in my research for my procedure. I researched and attended 5 different consults. I wanted to be sure that I was putting my health in the RIGHT HANDS. I also spent the first 30 years of my life in Northern California... where plastic surgery has been well crafted. Pressure was on... After my consults, I kept comparing the various details which mattered to ME, for MY procedure. Things like surgery center vs. hospital, plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon, longevity of staff, board certified, line items of expenses, years in practice, OTHER REVIEWS, bedside manner...personal feel & disposition of the DOCTOR. He spent at LEAST 30 minutes talking to me, in his office before we ever hit the exam room on my consult. He took the time to understand what I was looking to achieve. You get where I am going with this... there are MANY moving parts, many variables to such a life changing decision. In conclusion, I have to say from the consult, the office staff and their professionalism, the bedside manner & personal care given by Dr. Sinno, was unmatched. Let me also add, that I received a consult from another HoCo Board certified doctor that I have patronized for 10 years... and did NOT choose her. Every question was answered BEFORE I COULD ASK! Each member of his team from the front office, back office, surgical staff, anesthesiologist... TOP NOTCH. Warm, welcoming, caring.... everything you want when you're making a decision THIS big. I had a very well explained recovery plan by their office. It made sense and it left ZERO anxiety or issues in my mind. Post surgery, when I had a question, I could call! I was able to text Dr. Sinno DIRECTLY if needed. But of course, did NOT need to! Things could NOT have gone better with my experience TOP to BOTTOM. Hands down, THE only person/team I would recommend or return to for ANYTHING. Professionalism, knowledgeable & amazing support staff. WHERE DO YOU FIND THAT these days?? Well, I'll tell ya 'SINNO CENTER for PLASTIC SURGERY'... Ps - Out of all my consults, he was NOT the most expensive NOR was he the lowest bid!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
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LOVE the skin care products Dr. Sinno offers. Tayra and Rima really know their skin care. #Obagi Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Sinno for a few years. I have had Dysport injections and fillers. My experience there has always been great. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and always make you feel apart of their family. When I began inquiring about a possible facelift I consulted with Dr. Sinno, he explained the procedure to me as a teacher would. I appreciated his attention to detail explaining exactly what the procedure entailed, the expectations after surgery and my results. I scheduled my surgery for July 13, 2020. My husband and I are so happy with the results he is considering having the procedure done as well. The only plastic surgeon I would recommend is Dr. Sinno and his center for plastic surgery. I appreciate Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra, Mackenzie and the entire patient care staff for the care they gave me before, during and after my surgery. Thank you all.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr Sinno and his staff are absolutely wonderful. I called same day they were able to fit me in for some Botox. Dr. Sinno has amazing bedside manner and his staff in the front go above and beyond to help you out. I would recommend this office a million times over, and I cannot wait to return! Thanks Guys!!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr Sinno has been treating me with dysport and fillers for about 6 years now. So when I chose to have breast implants I knew that I could trust him completely with the procedure. I couldn't be happier with the results, he exceeded my expectations. My only regret is not having this done 10 years ago! Dr. Sinno and his entire staff made me feel comfortable, and are extremely professional. Thank you again!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 3, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are wonderful!! I had a scar revision done and I am pleased with the results! Dr Sinno is very caring and takes his time to go over everything and answer any questions. I never felt rushed at any of my appointments. The staff is delightful! So friendly and personable, and they go and beyond to make you feel comfortable!!
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