Skin Cancer Prevention in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

Skin cancer prevention is key to preserving skin health and minimizing the risk of skin cancer. As with all skin cancer treatments, you need an expert team to provide you with the proper guidance, and if needed, treatments. Florida Dermatology Specialists are your skin health experts, serving residents of Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Fort Pierce, FL.

Skin Cancer Prevention in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

What is Skin Cancer Prevention?

Skin cancer prevention involves both at-home techniques and office visits to help patients minimize their risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer prevention efforts can also play a role in the early detection of skin cancer, which can be a key advantage when skin cancer treatment is needed. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we’re proud to help educate patients and provide them with the services they need to effectively prevent skin cancer.

How is Skin Cancer Prevented?

One of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is by avoiding the leading cause of skin cancer: UV rays. You’re exposed to UV rays any time you’re out in the sun or in a tanning bed. In order to protect your skin from these harmful rays, you can use the following techniques:

  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and broad spectrum protection
  • Wear sleeves, pants, and hats that cover the skin
  • Seek shade when outdoors

Additionally, full body skin exams, both self-examinations and exams received at the dermatologist, are essential for skin cancer prevention. Routinely examining the skin enables the early detection of cancerous and precancerous growths so that they can be treated before skin cancer spreads.

How Much Does Skin Cancer Prevention Cost?

The cost of skin cancer prevention at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the treatments or services involved. 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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"Dr. Krathen is the most professional, caring, friendly and skilled dermatologist I’ve ever had. He is patient in answering all your questions. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends." - ES

What Can I Expect from Skin Cancer Prevention?

Skin cancer prevention techniques can’t guarantee that you’ll avoid a skin cancer diagnosis. However, they can minimize your chances of developing skin cancer, and in the event that you do develop skin cancer, you will be able to detect it earlier with these strategies. Most skin cancer prevention techniques don’t even require visits to the dermatologist. Men and women of all ages can take action in preventing skin cancer by making small changes in their daily habits.

Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Skin Cancer Prevention?

Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for skin cancer prevention, as our team of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons specialize in patient-focused skin cancer 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 provide patients with safe and effective care.

Don’t wait to start protecting yourself from skin cancer. Contact us today to learn more about skin cancer prevention or to schedule your consultation at Florida Dermatology Specialists. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we welcome patients living in and around Juno Beach, North Palm Beach and Palm City, FL.