Navigating a skin cancer diagnosis can be daunting, but with early detection and treatment by a board-certified dermatologist can drastically improve outcomes. Feinstein Dermatology is at the forefront of skin cancer treatment in Boynton Beach, FL, offering a comprehensive range of treatments backed by the latest scientific advancements.

Rejuvenate Your Skin’s Health and Beauty

Our team of board-certified dermatologists, board-certified plastic surgeon and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal skin health. We provide personalized, evidence-based solutions that address your unique needs, from early detection and advanced treatment to post-treatment care and cosmetic restoration. Experience comprehensive dermatological and cosmetic care designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools to maintain healthy, vibrant skin for life.

Your Skin Cancer Treatment Arsenal

We offer a spectrum of state-of-the-art skin cancer treatments, each carefully selected to match your specific condition and goals:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery: This gold-standard procedure involves meticulous, layer-by-layer removal of cancerous tissue while preserving healthy skin. It offers the highest cure rates, particularly for aggressive or recurrent cancers, and is often preferred for cosmetically sensitive areas.
  • Excisional Surgery: This technique removes the entire tumor along with a margin of surrounding tissue. It’s suitable for various skin cancer types and stages, and our surgeons employ advanced closure techniques to minimize scarring.
  • Curettage and Electrodesiccation (C&E): This combines scraping away the tumor with an electric needle to destroy the remaining cancer cells. It’s typically used for superficial or small, low-risk cancers.

Why Choose Feinstein Dermatology for Skin Cancer Care?

  • Unparalleled Experience: Our team includes fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, renowned for their experience and skill in this intricate procedure.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We offer a full spectrum of treatment options, ensuring you receive the most appropriate care for your specific diagnosis.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We invest in the latest diagnostic tools and surgical technologies to maximize accuracy, precision, and cosmetic outcomes.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize open communication, education, and emotional support throughout your treatment journey.
  • Research and Innovation: We actively participate in research initiatives, contributing to the advancement of skin cancer care.

FAQs About Skin Cancer

What Are The Main Types Of Skin Cancer, And How Are They Differentiated?

The three most common types are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC usually appears as a pearly or waxy bump; SCC may look scaly or crusty. Melanoma is the most dangerous, often exhibiting asymmetry, irregular borders, color variation, and a diameter larger than 6mm.

What Are The Risk Factors For Developing Skin Cancer, And How Can I Mitigate Them?

  • Sun Exposure: Cumulative UV radiation from the sun is the primary cause of skin cancer. Mitigate this risk by:
    • Seeking shade during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    • Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ daily, even on cloudy days
    • Using protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses
    • Avoiding tanning beds altogether
    • Fair Skin: Individuals with lighter skin tones have less melanin, the pigment that provides natural sun protection.  If you have fair skin, be extra vigilant with sun protection measures and seek regular skin checks.
  • Family History: If you have a family history of skin cancer, your risk is elevated. Be proactive with skin exams and discuss preventive measures with your dermatologist.
  • History of Sunburns: Severe sunburns, especially in childhood, significantly increase your risk. Always protect your skin from the sun, especially after a sunburn.
  • Compromised Immune System: Certain medical conditions and medications can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to skin cancer. If you have a compromised immune system, be extra cautious about sun protection and discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Age: While skin cancer can occur at any age, the risk increases as you get older.
  • Other Factors: Additional risk factors include exposure to certain chemicals, radiation therapy, and having many moles (especially atypical moles).

By understanding your risk factors and taking proactive steps to minimize them, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing skin cancer. Our dermatologists can help you assess your individual risk and create a personalized prevention plan tailored to your needs.

How Often Should I Get A Skin Cancer Screening, And What Does It Entail?

The frequency of skin cancer screenings depends on your individual risk factors. While most individuals benefit from an annual full-body skin exam, certain factors may necessitate more frequent checks:

  • High-risk individuals: If you have a personal or family history of skin cancer, numerous moles (especially atypical moles), fair skin, a history of sunburns, or a weakened immune system, you may need screenings every 6-12 months.
  • Moderate-risk individuals: Those with some risk factors, such as occasional sun exposure or a few moles, typically benefit from yearly exams.
  • Low-risk individuals: If you have minimal sun exposure and no significant risk factors, a screening every 2-3 years may be sufficient.

What Happens During A Skin Cancer Screening?

A comprehensive skin cancer screening at Feinstein Dermatology involves the following:

  • Medical History Review: We’ll discuss your personal and family history of skin cancer, sun exposure habits, and any skin concerns you may have.
  • Visual Examination: Your dermatologist will carefully examine your skin from head to toe, looking for any new or changing growths, moles, or other suspicious lesions.
  • Dermoscopy: If necessary, we’ll use a dermatoscope (a handheld magnifying tool) to closely examine specific spots for signs of skin cancer.
  • Biopsy: If any suspicious lesions are identified, we may recommend a biopsy to remove a small sample of tissue for further examination under a microscope.
  • Personalized Recommendations: Based on your individual risk factors and exam findings, we’ll create a personalized plan for future screenings and preventive measures.

Regular skin cancer screenings are crucial for early detection and successful treatment. We encourage you to be proactive about your skin health and schedule regular check-ups with our board-certified dermatologists.

For further information on skin cancer screenings and preventive measures, we invite you to read our informative blog post: Mohs Surgery: Consultation, Aftercare, and Your Path to Recovery.

Your Skin’s Future Starts Today

While Boynton Beach offers beautiful sun-soaked days, we know that sun exposure can take a toll on your skin. If you’ve noticed any changes in your skin or have concerns about skin cancer, don’t wait.  Call Feinstein Dermatology at (561) 498-4407 or schedule a consultation online.