For those throughout the Torrance, CA area, Dr. McKitty is one of the few providers, who can offer a painless, non-invasive treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer and unsightly keloid scarring by utilizing SRT 100 laser. Dr. McKitty offers a non-surgical treatment designed especially for non-melanoma skin cancer and keloids with minimal to no downtime. Best of all, it doesn’t involve cutting, bleeding or stitching.
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. McKitty Dermatology is excited 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 stitches, scars, or any risk of infection typically associated with surgery.
In addition to treating BCC and SCC skin cancer types, the SRT-100 also treats keloids-- hard bumps formed by scar tissue that grows over a wound.
Keloids can 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.
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:
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.
You may be a good candidate for superficial radiation therapy if you have a keloid or non-melanoma type of skin cancer. Dr. McKitty or your referring provider 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 McKitty Dermatology to book an appointment today.