Current estimates state that 40 to 50% of Americans will have had skin cancer at least once in their lifetime by their 65th birthday. Skin cancer is preventable with proper use of SPF daily and it can be treatable if detected early.
With skin cancer risk factors this high, it is imperative to know your options for treatment in the instance of diagnosis. Modern technology is providing safer and sometimes even painless options for treatment, such as Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), a treatment we offer at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute.
As with any new technology, patients may be hesitant to try this procedure; however SRT is safe and risk free. SRT is designed for patients with non-melanoma skin cancers and is a great option for those who are considered high risk for surgical procedures. Collins ADI is able to apply this treatment to various areas of the body, especially in those hard to treat areas such as the fold of the nose, eyelids, lips and lining of the ear.
During and after the procedure there are certain considerations to keep in mind. With SRT you should know that no anesthetics are used and multiple treatments are required (the amount varies on the doctor’s recommendation). Also, you should let your doctor know of any medications you are taking. Your doctor will be able to let you know whether you can continue use or not. Patients should expect some redness after a week of treatment and scabbing. Once healed, new healthy skin will develop.
If you still have question about SRT, give us a call at 512.379.6090 or book an appointment online.