Skin Cancer is most commonly caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s rays or tanning beds, causing damaged DNA in skin cells to mutate, multiply and quickly form tumors.
These abnormal skin cells can form as one of three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma, which is the most severe. Early detection and regular skin cancer screenings in Southeastern CT are essential to avoiding any sort of complications.
As a top medspa, Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetic Center offers various treatments for skin cancer including Photodynamic Therapy and excisional surgery. It is our mission to give you the best experience and treatments in a caring and comfortable setting.
Photodynamic Therapy at Aria DermSpa
Photodynamic Therapy at Aria DermSpa is an advanced laser treatment that is FDA-cleared to treat pre-cancerous lesions as well as actinic keratosis. When treating pre-cancerous lesions, Levulan topical medicine is applied to the area. Patients must wait two hours before sitting under for the 15-minute treatment. While being treated, the Levulan is activated and existing cancer cells are destroyed.
Patients must stay out of direct sunlight for 48 – 72 hours following Photodynamic Therapy. During this time the skin starts to peel to remove pre-cancerous cells, leaving you with healthy skin.
Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Cancer Treatments in Madison, CT at Aria DermSpa
Are there any other skin cancer symptoms?
A mole, bump or patch that is smooth, scaly, pearl-like and black on exposed skin could be symptoms and should be examined by a professional.
How do I find out if my growth is cancerous?
A biopsy can determine if a growth is cancerous or benign.
Can skin cancer be cured?
Skin cancer can be cured if it is caught in the early stages. Untreated cancer can lead to invasive surgery, or if it is left untreated for too long it can be fatal.
How can I begin Madison skin cancer treatments at Aria DermSpa?
If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, or to find out if you are a candidate, schedule your consultation at Aria DermSpa today!