What is skin cancer?
Skin cancer can be an intimidating word, but for patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer, there are several treatment options available. At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, we offer Mohs surgery and superficial radiation therapy (SRT) for safe, effective treatment of various skin cancers. In addition, we also perform destruction or ablation of benign tumors and use intense-pulse light therapy (IPL) to help restore the skin's appearance after the removal of benign or malignant lesions. There are several types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. For this reason, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel will conduct a full skin analysis to create the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Candidates for skin cancer treatment
People who have been recently diagnosed with dermal cancer or suspect abnormal changes in their skin are usually ideal candidates for skin cancer treatment. The first step in receiving the personalized care you need is to set up a comprehensive skin assessment with Dr. Pentel. During this exam, she can review your medical history and determine the best method for removing cancerous skin tissue. In addition, she can also examine other areas and skin lesions on your body to make sure there isn't any other cause for concern.
Treatment options for skin cancer
Skin cancer treatment is a highly customized process. Solutions may include but are not limited to Mohs surgery, superficial radiation therapy (SRT), or destruction via electrocautery or cryotherapy. Dr. Pentel also often couples intense-pulse light therapy (IPL) with skin cancer treatment to rejuvenate the skin's appearance after benign, premalignant, or malignant tissue has been removed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Pentel can review the benefits and limitations of each procedure and recommend which therapy she thinks is best for you.
Since skin cancer treatment is so specialized, the recovery, post-care instructions, and physical limitations will be different for each person. Regardless of the care you receive, Dr. Pentel will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing and ensure optimal outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, do not hesitate to call our office. Our caring dermatological team is here to provide you with unparalleled service at every step on your road to recovery.
Primer Skin Cancer Care
Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center is proud to offer advanced skin cancer treatment options that range from surgical to nonsurgical intervention. If you or your loved one has been recently diagnosed with skin cancer, we invite you to call our office in Jacksonville, FL to schedule a dermal consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel. We can provide the personalized medical care that you deserve.