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SRT For Skin Cancer Specialist

HK Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

For patients looking for nonsurgical treatment for skin cancer, the team at HK Dermatology is pleased to offer superficial radiation therapy with the SRT-100™. This safe, painless, and highly effective skin cancer treatment is available for some patients that want to avoid the scar that can occur with surgical treatment of the skin cancer. To learn more about superficial radiation therapy for skin cancer, call the office in San Juan Capistrano, California, or book an appointment online today.

SRT for Skin Cancer Q & A

What is superficial radiation therapy?

The SRT-100 is a state-of-the-art system that aids in the treatment of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Every year, there are about 4 million new cases of BCC and SCC in the United States. The team at HK Dermatology is proud to offer patients an alternative to surgery with the SRT-100.

This system works by delivering a precise dose of radiation that only penetrates five millimeters below your skin’s surface. The amount of radiation is small but still strong enough to destroy non-melanoma skin cancer cells.

With extremely accurate delivery, the SRT-100 doesn’t damage healthy surrounding tissue. This means you can have your skin cancer removed without experiencing the stitches, scars, or risk of infection associated with surgery.  

What does superficial radiation therapy treat?

In addition to treating BCC and SCC skin cancer types, the SRT-100 can be used to treat keloids, hard bumps are formed by scar tissue that grows over a wound.

Keloids may develop after surgery or other types of trauma to the skin, such as piercings or even chicken pox. They can be painful and unsightly. Traditional keloid removal involves another surgery, but there’s no guarantee a new keloid won’t replace the one that was removed. Treatment with the SRT-100 prevents a new keloid from forming.

What are the benefits of superficial radiation therapy?

Superficial radiation therapy with the SRT-100 is the best skin cancer treatment available for patients who are at greater risk of complications from surgery. This effective and non-invasive treatment also offers many benefits, such as:

  • 95% cure rates
  • No anesthesia
  • No incisions or scars
  • No negative side effects
  • No downtime or lifestyle restrictions

The SRT-100 doesn’t harm healthy tissue and has a very low risk of infection. This means that post-treatment reconstructive surgery isn’t necessary.

Who is a good candidate for superficial radiation therapy?

You may be a good candidate for superficial radiation therapy if you have a keloid or non-melanoma type of skin cancer. Your expert provider at HK Dermatology thoroughly reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to determine if this treatment is right for you.

To learn more about superficial radiation therapy with the SRT-100, call HK Dermatology or book an appointment online today.