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How Does Radiation Work?

Radiation is a very important tool in the fight against cancer. When radiation interacts with a cancerous cell, it alters the cell’s DNA (or genetic make-up) and its ability to reproduce, which ultimately leads to cell death in the cancerous tumor.

What is SRT?

Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), a low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface of the skin, is a highly effective, painless, and cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancers and patient populations. The SRT-100™ is the new and most advanced choice for superficial radiotherapy available today, is painless, and very similar to having an X-Ray.

Why Choose SRT?

The SRT-100™ treats non-melanoma skin cancers that are found on the surface of the skin. It can be used for lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk, but it is especially well suited for skin cancers of the head and neck regions-the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of the mouth, and the lining of the ear-that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome.

What to expect:

  • The SRT procedure is non-surgical and does not require the use of anesthetics.
  • You will be required to attend several sessions, depending on your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Tell your doctor about medications you are taking and continue them unless your physician tells you otherwise.
  • The X-ray will be directed toward the lesion by placing an applicator cone over the treated are.
  • Once the treatment begins, it will take less than 90 seconds to deliver the therapy.
  • The treatment is painless, but you will notice skin redness by the end of the first week’s treatment.
  • Post treatment, the skin will form a protective scab. The new, healthy skin will develop underneath it.

The SRT-IOO™ is a Sensitive Solution That Enriches Lives

For nearly 18 million people afflicted by these unsightly, sometimes painful, claw-like growths, keloid removal can be elusive. In fact, the majority - nearly seven million sufferers - don't even know keloid removal is available and believe they have to go through life with this embarrassing condition. As a result, keloids don't just scar the skin, they can scar a person's confidence. The SRT-100™ is giving countless keloid sufferers new hope and new confidence.

Inspired by the tried-and-true Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) systems that were once the proven gold standard among dermatologists and radiation oncologists, our state-of-the-art system is ideal for keloid treatment post-excision. With a compact 30"x30" footprint, the mobile unit delivers a precise and calibrated dose of SRT that penetrates only five millimeters below the skin's surface-making it one of the safest and most effective treatments available. Unlike more powerful radiation devices, the SRT- 100™ carefully destroys keloid-forming tissue while preserving healthy tissue.

Now There's a Keloid Removal Treatment That Really Works

In the past, keloid removal often involved several surgeries. Unfortunately, the keloids usually grew back at each new incision site. With surgical keloid removal, the non-malignant tumors recurred in up to 90 percent plus of cases. When surgical keloid removal is followed by Superficial Radiation Therapy, recurrence drops dramatically to as low as 10 percent – often zero percent in many cases.

The SRT-100™ delivers a precise, calibrated dose of Superficial Radiation Therapy that only goes skin deep. This low-dose of radiation safely destroys the cells that form keloids – keeping the skin smooth as the incision heals. Performed right in the doctor’s office, each non-invasive treatment is painless and only takes a few minutes. Patients usually undergo a series of treatments depending on the incision site.

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Hecker Dermatology Group, PA

3500 NE 5th Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33064
7401 N University Drive, Suite 203 Tamarac, FL 33321