Skin cancer is more likely to develop on sun-exposed areas of the skin, especially in individuals with lighter skin tones. A family history of skin cancer also increases the risk. Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer are crucial for a positive prognosis. Actinic keratosis, commonly known as solar keratosis, is the most prevalent type of precancerous condition characterized by rough, scaly patches that develop due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or indoor tanning.
There are three primary types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Each type is named based on the specific skin cell it affects. Basal cell carcinoma develops from cells at the base of the epidermis, while squamous cell carcinoma affects the upper layers of the skin. Melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, targets the pigment cells and typically appears as a black or brown mole.
At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, we offer the most advanced and effective skin cancer treatments available. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for skin cancer patients. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our specialized treatments for skin cancer.
The specific treatment options for skin cancers and precancers will depend on various factors such as size, location, depth, stage, and type of the condition. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a range of effective treatment methods tailored to individual needs. Here are some of the skin cancer treatments available:
Your dermatologist will assess your specific situation and recommend the most suitable treatment approach for you. Contact us at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics to schedule a consultation and discuss the available options for treating skin cancers and precancers.
To minimize your risk of developing skin cancer, it is crucial to practice sun protection measures, including avoiding excessive sun exposure, consistently using broad-spectrum sunscreen, and undergoing regular skin cancer screenings. It is recommended to have screenings at least once a year, or twice a year if you have a family history or personal history of skin cancer. Taking proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones is essential. If you require expert dermatological care, Dr. Pomerantz at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA is available to provide comprehensive exams, detection, and treatment as an experienced specialist. Contact us to schedule an appointment and prioritize your skin health.