Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer or need to be screened for the condition, we can help. Texas Dermatology offers skin cancer removal for children, teenagers and adults in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Skin Cancer Removal?
Skin cancer removal includes treatments that remove malignant cancer from the skin. This may include:
- Actinic keratosis, a common precancerous lesion that has the potential to develop into squamous cell carcinoma if left untreated
- Basal cell carcinoma, which accounts for the highest number of skin cancer cases
- Squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for the second-highest number of cases
- Melanoma, the rarest and most life-threatening type of skin cancer
How Much Does Skin Cancer Removal Cost?
The cost of treatment for skin cancer removal varies, based on the severity of the condition. We can discuss the cost of your skin cancer removal after your consultation with Dr. Browning or one of our dermatology practitioners. Most insurance plans will cover the cost of your skin cancer removal, but we also offer financing through CareCredit® may be available if you are interested in affordable monthly payments for your skin cancer removal.
What Are the Benefits of Skin Cancer Removal?
Actinic keratosis typically evolves into squamous cell carcinoma. The other types of skin cancer are known to spread to surrounding tissues, so early detection and treatment is key to staying healthy.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Cancer Removal?
If you have a patch or area of unusual skin, or if you notice a new or changing mole on your skin, we recommend that you meet with Dr. Browning or one of our dermatology practitioners for a consultation. Early diagnosis is important for successful outcomes of skin cancer removal.
How is Skin Cancer Removal Performed?
Skin cancer removal is performed using various advanced techniques that aim to remove the cancerous cells and a clean margin of healthy cells. At Texas Dermatology, we specialize in techniques that preserve the aesthetics of the area to the extent possible while ensuring that all the cancerous cells are safely and effectively removed. For non-melanoma skin cancer removal, we rely on superficial radiation therapy (SRT), a cutting-edge non-invasive procedure that produces less scarring compared to other treatment approaches.
What is the Recovery Like After Skin Cancer Removal?
Recovery after skin cancer removal depends on the extent of the procedure. For smaller sections of skin cancer, recovery is minimal. If you have a larger area of skin cancer or if the cancer is located on your nose, ears or other facial features, recovery may be more involved.
What is the Prognosis After Skin Cancer Removal?
The techniques that we use at Texas Dermatology aim to remove the cancerous tissue and prevent spreading. You should make changes to your lifestyle to protect your skin from future episodes of skin cancer. We can provide more information at the time of your consultation.
How Do I Find Skin Cancer Removal Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology, and he leads a team of expert dermatology practitioners who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and the surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for skin cancer removal, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Mission Trail, New Braunfels, and Kenedy.