Range of melanoma skin cancer treatment options start with proper diagnoses in Newport Beach

If you’re a sun-worshipper, Newport Beach is certainly a good place to be. However, sun exposure may result in dark spots. Many times these brown spots are little more than an annoyance. You may feel they detract from your appearance. Dr. Arta Farshidi and her team at Arta Dermatology are more than happy to get you feeling better about the way you look with chemical peels or laser and light based therapies designed to reduce the appearance of these sun spots.

Unprotected exposure to harmful Ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds can be more than a mere annoyance or unwanted feature on the surface of the face, hands, or other sun-exposed areas. Any changes to the symmetry, shape, color, size, or behavior of these spots can be red flags for the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma.

Melanoma may present itself as irregularly shaped splotches, which may stand out from freckles or other spots due to their size. Melanomas can also contain more than the usual suspect colors in one spot, and may be brown and black as well as red, blue, or gray. If the concerning spot itches, is bloody or oozing, it is time for a call to Arta Dermatology.

If you aren’t already on a regular schedule of skin checkups as well as home checks, you need to begin, because there is no reason to wait until a spot changes before scheduling an appointment with Dr. Farshidi. Why go through that panic?

The sooner Arta Dermatology’s team is able to identify the source of your concern, the earlier we can get to work to treat the problem. This can be a serious point when you are dealing with cancers such as melanoma. Any suspicious areas will be biopsied. If your skin sample indicates cancer, treatment will depend on both the type of cancer and the stage of cancer. There are many ways to treat skin cancers, ranging from freezing them off to cutting them out. Cancerous cells may be killed with chemo drugs or with lasers following the application of a drug that makes these cells sensitive to light energy from the laser beam.

One of the most precise treatments available for melanoma is known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This treatment involves removing very small portions of tissue and examining each removed sample under the microscope. This process is repeated until no cancer cells are seen under the microscope.

The Arta Dermatology staff also partners with the area’s leading specialists for melanoma skin cancer treatment in Newport Beach. Don’t delay professional checks, call today at (949) 531-7111.

 

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