Actinic Keratoses (Pre-Cancerous Growths)
Actinic Keratoses are lesions on the outer skin layer caused by too much exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight. People with fair skin, blond or red hair, and blue or green eyes are most at risk of developing these rough, scaly patches, or keratoses. A history of sunburn also increases the risk.
Mohs surgery is a procedure used to treat skin cancer. This surgery involves cutting away thin layers of skin. Each thin layer is looked at closely for signs of cancer. The process keeps going until there are no signs of cancer. The goal of Mohs surgery is to remove all of the skin cancer without hurting the healthy skin around it. Mohs surgery allows the surgeon to be sure that all the cancer is gone. This makes it more likely that the cancer is cured. It reduces the need for other treatments or more surgery. Mohs surgery is used to treat skin cancer. This includes common types of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses special drugs, sometimes called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by red light.
Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
Superficial Radiation Therapy is a skin cancer treatment offering limited discomfort, no cutting or stitches and little to no scarring. SRT has emerged as one of the most effective — and most sought-after — options to treat basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.