Non-melanoma skin cancer affects almost half of all American adults by the time they are 65 years old. The two types of non-melanoma skin cancer are called basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. Neither of them is very likely to spread to other parts of the body, but if left untreated, they can damage nearby healthy tissue.
Basal cell and squamous cell cancers appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the arms, legs, or face. In times past, the only treatment option for skin cancers was to surgically remove them. This procedure involved anesthesia, hours of treatment, and scarring, which, in certain areas of the body, could be cosmetically unattractive.
No Pain, No Scars, Just Results
At Pflugerville Dermatology, we have added an innovative new service designed specifically for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers. Superficial Radiation Therapy, or the SRT-100, is low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates just below the skin’s surface, similar to an X-ray. Because it only reaches the top layer of your skin, the SRT-100 is ideal to treat those annoying, surface-level cancers.
You don’t have to worry about anesthesia or lengthy surgery. In fact, once the treatment begins, it only takes about 90 seconds to finish. The therapy is painless and full treatment includes just a few sessions. There is also no risk of unsightly scarring, even for sensitive areas like the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corners of the mouth, or the lining of the ear. After the first few treatments, you can expect a scab to appear, but in a short time, new, clear skin will emerge.
Get Started Today
If you have non-melanoma skin cancer, but the thought of long, painful treatment has kept you from seeing your dermatologist, Dr. Ted Lain has your solution. We are the first Austin dermatologist in the area to offer this cutting-edge technology. Call us today to set up a consultation appointment and say hello to healthy skin.