Many of the people I see every day have real concerns about skin cancer. Most abnormal looking spots luckily are not cancerous–but it only takes one to change your life. The two most dangerous obstacles are denial and the fear of sounding like a “worrywart.” Both of those mindsets can cost you.
Skin cancer is more common in men and often is at a more advanced staged when diagnosed. Therefore, I will not sugarcoat anything you need to know or patronize your concerns over your skin. It is the largest organ you possess and needs to be cared for appropriately.
I want to be your dermatologist and partner in skin care for decades to come. I have a unique scanning device that measures various aspects of your skin (pore size, sun damage, bacterial counts, and wrinkle depth) so you and I can better gauge your treatment options. It allows us to spot pre-cancerous developments while they can still be easily treated. It only takes minutes and is completely pain-free. I offer this as a complimentary service to you without any hidden costs.
Numerous medical and surgical procedures are available to treat cancer identified through a skin biopsy. Dermatologic surgical treatments include scraping, burning or freezing the tumor. Radiation and photodynamic therapies and topical chemotherapy products can also be very effective. Annual skin examinations help ensure early detection, as identifying problem areas before they become cancerous is ideal. If a growth, mole, sore, or skin discoloration appears suddenly, or begins to change, call our office immediately.
To accommodate your work hours, I offer evening appointments on Thursdays until 7:40 p.m. I invite you to take advantage of my free skin care consultations and complimentary computer facial analysis. Medical appointments and private skin cancer screenings are offered during these extended hours.