May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego want to get the word out on prevention and treatments that can help deter skin cancer. Dr. Mitchel Goldman made a special appearance on San Diego Living to advise its viewers about some of the state-of-the-art procedures now available for pre-cancerous lesions that may appear on the skin because of overexposure to the sun UV rays.
Treating Precancerous Cells
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) kills cancer cells by combining a light-sensitive drug with light from a laser. The treatment allows the doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to target and destroy cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy skin. Dr. Goldman wants people to know that the old and painful procedures used to treat pre-cancerous lesions are no longer the only recourse with battling pre-cancerous cells. The PDT treatment is innovative, less invasive and can be performed quickly and efficiently at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
With the sun’s harmful rays, skin cancer could be striking out at your skin every time you leave the house. Sunscreen is a wonderful tool to aid in skin cancer prevention but for those who have visible effects, skin laser treatments may be the best solution.
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is proud to offer Fraxel laser treatment to all of its patients. Fraxel repair is a revolutionary and effective procedure that treats: wrinkles, age spots, sunspots, sun-induced redness, scars and irregularities of the skin, normally in only one treatment. The recovery time associated with Fraxel repair is significantly less than traditional laser treatments and the procedure has proven more effective than previous treatments that were available. Fraxel Restore Dual is a non-ablative erbium fractional laser, which harnesses the power of two lasers into one treatment. It requires multiple procedures, but each with less downtime than the single Fraxel laser procedure. The Fraxel Restore Dual is excellent for improving brown spots and brown pigment in the skin, fine lines, scars and skin texture. These procedures can rectify the damage done by the sun while adding years to your appearance with minimal pain and recovery.
Schedule Your Consultation With A San Diego Dermatologist Today
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is a world-renowned aesthetic center in San Diego, California made up of five internationally distinguished skin care experts, including Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, Kimberly Butterwick, MD, William Groff, MD, and Sabrina Fabi, MD. As highly acclaimed dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who have contributed to hundreds of journals and medical textbooks as well as pioneered multiple key procedures, the services provided at CLDerm are among the most technologically advanced to date. With more than 38 different lasers, the award-winning San Diego dermatologists of CLDerm are able to provide patients with the vastest selection of skin care treatments in the United States.
For more information regarding Photo Dynamic Therapy and Fraxel Restore Dual for skin cancer treatments, please call our San Diego medical clinic at (858) 943-2113 or contact us online.