Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Are you doing everything possible to take good care of it?
Since 1997, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Samireh Said has been helping her patients achieve beautiful, radiant complexions and total skin health.
Dr. Samireh Said is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology for the treatment of skin cancer, and is highly skilled in the early detection of skin cancer. One in five Americans will develop a skin cancer; it is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest potential cure—even if the skin cancer has been previously treated.
Raised in Orange County since the age of 10, Dr. Said says the Southern California lifestyle and its abundant sunshine puts OC residents at especially high risk for premature aging and skin cancer.
But, she notes, early detection is a key factor when it comes to treatment.
“The sooner you find it, the higher the cure rate and smaller the scar,” Dr. Said says. “Signs to look for during a skin exam include new or unusual-looking lesions and moles that bleed, change color, or have irregular borders. I have treated skin cancer in patients as young as 9 years old, and atypical moles in even younger kids. I am also seeing skin cancers in all skin types and in all locations.”