- Sun Damage
Many years of tanning booths and sun exposure can result in the development of sun damage on the skin. This can also increase one’s risk for skin cancer. Sun damage can be reduced with treatments such as chemical peels, laser therapies, and dermabrasion.
During curettage, tissues affected with skin cancer are scraped off with a very sharp instrument. This treatment option is typically chosen for smaller, superficial cancers. It may be followed with electric needle treatment to destroy cancerous tissues.
- Surgical Excision
For pre-cancerous skin cells, a surgical excision may be done to remove a growth, followed by stitches.
In some instances, Dr. Sidhu may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the cancerous tissue. This is called cryosurgery.
- Topical Chemotherapy
Chemicals used for chemotherapy can be applied directly to the skin’s surface, which are capable of destroying pre-cancerous growths.
- MOHS Micrographic Surgery
This advanced method of excision leaves as much healthy tissue as possible while removing cancer deep within the skin. This method is typically chosen for cancer that has reoccurred, cancer that is known for returning, or for patients who are having skin removed from a visible area of the body where aesthetics may be a concern.