"Dr. Nakhla’s work was beyond anything I could have expected...he saved my face!” said Joel Rothschild, former patient.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010
OC Skin Institute, a medical and cosmetic dermatology group in Orange County, is now offering the advanced Mohs surgery technique to remove skin cancer. The procedure is used to remove squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers using a safe, micrographic technique with minimal scarring. All Mohs surgeries at OC Skin Institute are performed by Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director Dr. Tony Nakhla.
Mohs surgery, named after its founder Dr. Frederic Mohs, involves a microscopically controlled excision of problematic cells with immediate examination under a microscope until all cancerous skin is removed. At OC Skin Institute, the damage to the skin is repaired the same or next day, leaving only a thin scar. The cure rate using Mohs skin cancer surgery is very high and recommended for large basal cell carcinomas on the body as well as areas where recurrence of skin cancer is common including the scalp, face, hands, ears and nose.
“I came to Dr. Nakhla with a recurring skin cancer and a botched Mohs surgery from another doctor. The cancer was in a horrid position on my face, extending across my cheek, up and down the side of my nose and almost up to my eyelid,” said Joel Rothschild, former patient of Dr. Nakhla. “He was able to close my wound without a skin graft by borrowing tissue and working within the natural folds of my face. It is now impossible to see any scarring or skin damage without the most intense inspection under bright light with magnification. Dr. Nakhla’s work was beyond anything I could have expected...he saved my face!”
Dr. Nakhla launched OC Skin Institute in January 2010 with the goal of creating the most comprehensive dermatology practice in Southern California and a national center of excellence in skin health and beauty. The institute, which offers a free skin cancer screening, has detected life-threatening melanoma skin cancer in six patients since its launch less than a year ago. Along with skin cancer detection, removal and other medical treatments, OC Skin Institute offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedures including laser skin resurfacing with fractional CO2 – an anti-aging therapy to remove wrinkles, sun spots and acne scars on almost any area of the body.
OC Skin Institute attracts clientele from all over Southern California including a growing list of models, actors and celebrities from Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Dr. Nakhla appeared on two episodes of the popular E! Entertainment television show Dr. 90210 as well as the pilot episode of Medical Missions which documented his travel to Guatemala to medically treat the impoverished community of Antigua.
“I chose dermatology because of the equal mix of medical and cosmetic procedures,” said Dr. Nakhla. “I genuinely enjoy the creativity and artistry involved in cosmetic surgery but was originally drawn to the medical field to treat illnesses. It’s normal for me to operate on patients with deadly skin cancer in one room and do botox treatments in the room next door.”
For more information about Dr. Nakhla, OC Skin Institute or its comprehensive list of services and special offers, visit the new Web site at http://www.ocskininstitute.com
About OC Skin Institute
OC Skin Institute is a medical and cosmetic dermatology group located in Santa Ana, Calif. The institute was founded in 2010 by Dr. Tony N. Nakhla, a board certified dermatologist, dermatologic and cosmetic surgeon with the goal of creating the most comprehensive dermatology practice in Southern California. We offer board certified dermatologists, medical professionals, highly experienced and licensed aestheticians, and a caring staff who are dedicated to helping patients achieve the results they desire. With a comprehensive list of both medical and cosmetic services including the innovative Mohs surgery and laser skin resurfacing with fractional CO2, OC Skin Institute is a national center of excellence in skin health and beauty. For more information and a comprehensive list of services and special offers, visit http://www.ocskininstitute.com or call (714) 547-6111.