Skin Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Approximately one million Americans develop skin cancer each year. With proper protection, skin cancer may be prevented.

As with many diseases, early detection is the key to successfully beating skin cancer. If cancer is detected, it may be successfully treated if it is discovered and treatment is administered during the early stages.

By performing self-examinations regularly in addition to regular visits to the Center, it is possible to prevent cancer and to avoid potentially invasive surgeries and/or subsequent discomfort and other long-term health problems.

Skin Cancer

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis are small, scaly spots found on people with fair skin who have had significant exposure to the sun. Without treatment, they may become cancerous. Actinic keratoses are easily removed in their early stages by freezing, the application of…

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma arises in the skin’s subcutaneous layers. Seldom metastasizing (spreading to other areas of the body), the major spreading mechanism of basal cell carcinoma is local invasion of surrounding tissue, sometimes extending down to the bone. While basal…

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma develops in the skin’s epidermal layer. Typically found on the ear, face, lip, or mouth, it appears as a bump or red scaly patch. It is capable of metastasizing if not treated early and is known to…

Malignant Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a type of cancer which forms from cells in the skin which contain pigment. Be aware of changes to your existing moles or the appearance of any lump on the skin.  It is most commonly seen on…

Photodynamic Therapy System

The Center for Skin Wellness uses the Levulan Photodynamic Therapy System (PDT System) to treat Actinic Keratoses (AKs), or “sun spots” on the face and scalp that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, such as sunlight. This treatment can…

Actinic Keratosis
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Malignant Melanoma
Photodynamic Therapy System