Pompano Beach Superficial Radiation Therapy
Hecker Dermatology is proud to be one of the few dermatologists to offer Superficial Radiation Therapy in the Pompano Beach area. Hecker Dermatology strives to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technologies in skin cancer treatment. So, with great pleasure, we would like to announce the latest addition to the office, the SRT-100™.
What is Superficial Radiation Therapy?
Superficial Radiation Therapy is a low-energy radiotherapy designed to treat certain types of skin cancer. The radiation only penetrates a short distance below the surface of the skin. This process is a highly effective, painless, and cosmetically attractive alternative to conventional skin cancer treatments.
The best part about SRT is that there is no cutting. Conventional methods of treating skin cancer require your dermatologist to cut away the cancer cells. With this great advancement in technology, there is no longer need to leave you with scars.
The team at Hecker Dermatology is ready to treat your non-melanoma skin cancers found on the surface of the skin with the SRT-100™. While the treatment is good for treating skin cancer anywhere on your body, it shines in sensitive areas.
Treating non-melanoma skin cancers on the face and neck with conventional methods leaves the patient with unsightly scars. The new SRT-100™ will remove cancer cells and leave you without any scars. This procedure is also great for at-risk patients who are unable to have standard operations.
Superficial Radiation Therapy: The Procedure
Before you start you should know what to expect. The best way to learn about the entire procedure is by scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist at Hecker Dermatology. However, here are some of the basics:
- You will have to have multiple treatments, depending on the doctor’s recommendations.
- The treatment will last for only 30-60 seconds.
- Because of the simplicity of the procedure, there will be no need for anesthetics.
- The treatment is painless but will result in skin redness as well as scabbing.
- Because of how well the machine targets the cancer cells there is no risk for exposure to radiation in other parts of your body.
Few dermatologists offer this cutting-edge procedure. We are conveniently located to serve patients looking for Superficial Radiation Technology in not only Pompano Beach but Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, and Fort Lauderdale as well.
Contact Hecker Dermatology today to schedule your Superficial Radiation Therapy appointment.