Skin Cancer and Your Eyelids

Nearly 5.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in America alone. Roughly 95% of these 5.5 million cases occur on the most visible areas of your body, like your face.

Most people may not think of them as being at risk, but the eyelids are susceptible to skin cancer. The eyelids, the skin around the eyes, and the skin on the brow are areas where skin cancer commonly develops. Almost 10% of the skin cancers diagnosed annually occur on the eyelids. Additionally, the lower eyelid has more than double the risk of contracting skin cancer than any other area of the eye.

The most effective treatment for skin cancer is Mohs surgery. Oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen can refer you to a Mohs dermatologist who can perform your procedure, and Dr. Lewen can then provide you with skin reconstruction following the procedure to preserve your natural appearance.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation and let us help you bring back your quality of life.