Preventing Skin Cancer With These Dermatological Treatments

Skin cancer can pose a very significant health concern. Fortunately, there are treatments that can be utilized to remove pre-cancerous skin cells and help to prevent an individual from developing skin cancer. A trained medical dermatologist can help with this.

Exfoliating peels to prevent skin cancer

Exfoliating peels removes the outer layer of skin to get to the healthy, fresh skin under it. This removes damaged skin in a non-invasive fashion.

Dermatologist-administered chemical peels are a more aggressive approach than the exfoliating ones. These peels go deeper and remove more damaged skin. This treatment removes signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles as well as pre-cancerous skin cells.

Photodynamic therapy treatment to address skin cancer in Orange County

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used to deal with skin cancer. As such, it is a more aggressive approach than peels. In PDT, a drug known as a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a specific type, of light are utilized to kill cancer cells.

While skin cancer can be a very serious health issue, there are steps a trained dermatologist can take to treat it or even help in preventing its development.Contact our skin cancer specialists in any one of our various Orange County dermatology centers to learn more about how we can help you fight skin cancer.

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