Pre-cancerous Lesions in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Pre-cancerous lesions should be treated as early as possible to minimize the risk of skin cancer. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we specialize in skin cancer treatment and prevention, and are proud to offer treatment for pre-cancerous lesions. We welcome patients from Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL.
What is a Pre-cancerous Lesion?
Pre-cancerous lesions are abnormal growths of skin cells that have the potential to transform into cancer cells. Like cancerous cells, they are usually caused by sun exposure, and most often develop on the face, forearms and other areas that are exposed to the sun. The most common types of pre-cancerous lesions in the skin include:
- Actinic keratosis
- Actinic cheilitis
It’s important to note that not all pre-cancerous lesions will develop into skin cancer. However, given that they have an increased likelihood of becoming cancerous and indicate a higher risk of skin cancer, it’s often encouraged that patients have them removed to be safe.
How are Pre-cancerous Lesions Treated?
The treatment of pre-cancerous lesions will depend on their type, location and severity. Lesions such as actinic keratoses are treated typically with cryotherapy, topical creams, or light-based treatment.
How Much Does Pre-cancerous Lesion Treatment Cost?
The cost of treatment for pre-cancerous lesions at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the procedures involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
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What Can I Expect from Pre-cancerous Lesion Treatment?
Pre-cancerous lesion removal is highly effective in preventing skin cancer. Whether treatment involves topical medications, cryotherapy or even surgical excision, there is minimal damage to the skin and very little downtime. However, patients who develop one pre-cancerous lesion are at a higher risk of developing more of them in the future. As such, patients should plan to receive routine full body skin examinations to continue monitoring the skin for new pre-cancerous growths.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Pre-cancerous Lesion Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for pre-cancerous lesion removal, as our team of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons specialize in patient-focused skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the very best in skin cancer prevention to help patients protect and preserve their skin health.
If you are seeking treatment for pre-cancerous lesions, contact us today to get started or to schedule your consultation at Florida Dermatology Specialists. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we welcome patients from Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Palm City, Florida.