Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Las Vegas
specializes in MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery,
the most successful technique for skin cancer removal.
Skin Cancer is the most prevalent of all types of cancers.
More than one million Americans develop skin cancer every year.
Fair skin / genetic predisposition and excessive sun exposure
are common risk factors, among others.
Actinic (Solar) Keratoses (aka AK’s, Pre-cancers);
small, dry to scaly, white or red or brown spots
are the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer.
And are readily treatable via a variety of methods,
Including freezing, called Cryosurgery with Liquid Nitrogen.
The three most common skin cancers types are:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Malignant Melanoma
Treatment requires complete eradication or removal. Options include:
- Imiquimod Cream (Aldara or Zyclara)
- Destructive methods
- Radiation therapy, including Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy
- Surgery, including MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
Prognosis is dependent upon many variables, but usually excellent
if caught early and treated. Because studies show a 40% risk
of developing a new, different skin cancer(s) within 2-5 years;
lifelong periodic follow-up exams are advised.
Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized procedure used to completely
remove the entire cancer while sparing as much normal skin as possible.
Mohs Surgery has the highest success (cure) rate for skin cancer, > 99%.
If you are planning on having Mohs Micrographic Surgery with us,
please download our Mohs Skin Cancer brochure
which contains important peri-operative information and instructions.
Non-surgical Skin Cancer Treatment with Xoft Axxent
(Electronic Brachytherapy) Radiation Therapy
Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy is an FDA-approved, novel, office-based form
of very targeted radiation therapy that is quick, easy and painless
for the safe and effective removal of non-melanoma skin cancers.
No numbing injections with needles, cutting or stitches are used.
Cosmetic outcomes are usually excellent with the best chance for no scarring.
Cure rates approach 97.5%. No other Las Vegas providers are able to
offer you more options for safe and effective skin cancer removal.
Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Practice sun avoidance or protection with an SPF 30 or > sunscreen.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of UVB protection.
Ultraviolet B wavelength light (UVB) promotes aging and skin cancer.
SPF ranges from 1 to 100; the higher the SPF, the better the protection.
How SPF is determined?
SPF is determined experimentally indoors by exposing people
to simulated noontime sunlight until redness (sunburn) develops.
Some people wear sunscreen and others do not.
The amount of light that causes redness in sunscreen-protected skin,
divided by the amount that causes redness in unprotected skin is the SPF.
Monitor your skin monthly for:
new, changing, non-healing or symptomatic skin growths / lesions.
And visit us for a complete skin exam at least yearly or as recommended
by our doctors, per your history and / or exam.
For more information, please download the National Cancer Institute’s
“What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers”
or visit the American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinCancerNet.
For UV index:
Check your current local (EPA) UV Index forecast: