Skin Cancer Treatment Specialist

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, PLLC

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Fayetteville & Bentonville, AR

The specially-trained teams at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Fayetteville and Bentonville, Arkansas, offer comprehensive and innovative skin cancer treatments. Under the direction of board-certified dermatologists Lance Henry, MD and Joseph Blackmon, MD you can get thorough skin cancer treatment that’s proven to be effective. If you have an abnormal growth or know you have a history of skin cancer, don’t hesitate to schedule a skin evaluation. You can either request an appointment online or call the office to book a visit.

Skin Cancer Treatment Q & A

What are the signs of skin cancer?

In general, most men and women notice an abnormally colored or shaped lesion on their skin that warrants a trip to their dermatologist. However, each type of skin cancer causes specific signs and symptoms.

Basal cell carcinoma

With basal cell carcinoma, you tend to notice raised, smooth, and pearly bumps that typically develop on your head, neck, or shoulders. Lesions often resemble sores, but they fail to heal.

Squamous cell carcinoma

If you have squamous cell carcinoma, you develop thickened, red, scaly patches of skin. These patches usually occur in areas where you have frequent sun exposure.

Melanoma

Melanoma lesions are known for being very dark brown or black. It’s common to notice moles that are changing in size, shape, elevation, or color.

How is skin cancer treated?

Your customized treatment plan at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center depends on which type of skin cancer you have, as well as your overall health. Common skin cancer treatments include:

  • Excisional surgery to cut out cancerous tissue
  • Photodynamic therapy using laser light
  • Topical chemotherapy in the form of lotion or cream
  • Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen
  • Advanced laser treatments

For more complex or aggressive types of cancer, Dr. Henry and Dr. Blackmon might suggest Mohs surgery. This highly effective procedure involves carefully removing the cancerous tissue, layer by layer. All skin cancer treatments are performed right in the office at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center.

Can skin cancer come back after treatment?

In some cases, yes. Once Dr. Henry and Dr. Blackmon treat your current skin cancer lesions, they work with you to prevent future issues. This often involves counseling on lifestyle changes, such as wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Once you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, Drs. Henry and Blackmon shows you what to look out for at home during your own skin checks. They generally suggest scheduling follow-up preventive skin checks at least once a year.

For more complex or aggressive types of cancer, Dr. Henry and Dr. Blackmon could suggest Mohs surgery. Because Mohs surgery involves not only removing your cancerous legion but also evaluating your specimen under a microscope at the clinic, it is highly effective. In most cases, if you’ve had skin cancer removed with Mohs, the chances of recurrence are slim to none.

Schedule a skin cancer evaluation at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by using the online booking feature, or by calling the clinic.