Why are Precancerous Skin Lesions So Worrisome?

Precancerous skin lesions are what grow on the skin often times prior to the development of a cancerous skin tumor. This is why routine examinations and skin check ups with a board-certified dermatologist are so important. Detection and prevention are key. This is our practice and firm belief at OC Skin Institute. Our team of professionals and skin cancer surgeons have the expertise to identify any troubling lesions, skin growths and concerning moles during your skin examination.

If a diagnosis of precancerous skin lesion is found, intervention may be necessary. Treatment may include cryotherapy which targets the lesion with liquid nitrogen. Chemical peels, curettage, photodynamic therapy, and laser resurfacing are potential treatment options as well.

Various types of precancerous lesions exist and include the following:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atypical Fibroxanthoma (AFX)
  • Atypical Moles
  • Melanoma in Situ

If you have noticed a new skin growth, do not wait. Contact our practice at OC Skin Institute to schedule a consultation with our experienced dermatologists.