Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or a tanning bed causes skin damage that may lead to precancerous lesions. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey, specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer and provides pre-cancer treatment for sun-damaged skin. To find out more about pre-cancer treatment and how it may lower your risk of skin cancer, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Pre-cancer treatment refers to the various methods Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center uses to treat precancerous skin growths.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light damages the skin. This damage causes age spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. It also leads to rough, scaly areas of skin called actinic keratosis (AK), a precancerous skin lesion.
When left untreated, precancerous skin lesions may turn into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center provides pre-cancer treatment to prevent or reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
The skin cancer specialists at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center determine who needs pre-cancer treatment after a skin exam. If you have AK on sun-exposed areas of your skin, then you need pre-cancer treatment.
You may also benefit from pre-cancer treatment if you have age spots, wrinkles, or thinning skin. These age-related skin changes are signs of sun damage.
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center customizes your pre-cancer treatment plan based on your specific skin issues. Pre-cancer treatments include:
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center uses cryotherapy to treat precancerous lesions by freezing the growth to stop further growth.
Dermatologists also prescribe topical medications to destroy AK.
PDT is another treatment for precancerous skin growths. For this therapy, the provider applies a light-sensitizing medication to the area. They use a laser or light tool to activate the medication, destroying the growth.
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that remove sun-damaged skin, revealing the younger, healthier skin underneath.
An IPL photofacial uses a pulsing light to break up age spots and hyperpigmentation, improving the look and health of your skin.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating tool that gently removes sun-damaged areas of the skin.
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center talks to you about the steps you need to take to protect your skin following your pre-cancer treatment. This includes daily application of sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure.
They also recommend skin cancer screenings to monitor for changes.
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center provides treatments for precancerous lesions and sun-damaged skin, but they can’t reverse the damage already done.
Call Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center or schedule your pre-cancer treatment consultation online today.