Skin cancer is a serious condition, but it can be easily and effectively treated if discovered early. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer several skin cancer treatments to patients living in Covington, Mandeville, New Orleans and Slidell, LA.
What is Skin Cancer Removal?
When the skin becomes affected by skin cancer, cells begin to rapidly multiply. This can cause the growth of a number of skin lesions, which is typically when skin cancer becomes noticeable. If left untreated, skin cancer can spread to other parts of the body, resulting in serious health risks. Skin cancer removal involves eliminating all of the affected cells from the body. This prevents the cancer from spreading and also eliminates its effects. Most often, surgical techniques are the preferred skin cancer removal method.
How is Skin Cancer Treated with Surgical Dermatology?
Using surgical dermatology, the affected areas of the skin will be excised. This removes any cancerous growths and cancerous cells from the body, preventing cancer from spreading or worsening. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we are proud to offer Mohs surgery, an advanced surgical technique that minimizes damage to the skin while ensuring that skin cancer is completely eliminated from the body.
What are Benign Skin Cancer Growths?
Benign skin cancer growths are noncancerous. In their current state, they will not spread and do not pose a serious health risk. However, benign growths still have the chance of becoming a cancerous growth in the future, in which case, treatment will be necessary. In some cases, we may recommend removing a benign growth as a preventative measure. Some patients may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are in a location that causes discomfort. If you notice something new or changing in the skin, the best thing to do is make a visit for your dermatologist. Getting a growth checked out early can prevent the need for more extensive treatment down the road or to ease your concerns.
What Types of Skin Cancer Treatments are There?
At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer the following types of skin cancer treatments and services:
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Mohs Surgery
- Actinic Keratosis Treatment
- Melanoma Treatment
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
If you are in need of skin cancer treatment, or feel you may be developing a cancerous growth, contact us today for your initial consultation. Baldone Reina Dermatology proudly serves the residents of Covington, the Northshore, New Orleans and the neighboring cities in Louisiana.