Skin Cancer Removal in Durango & Pagosa Springs, CO
Skin cancer is a common problem for people who have had exposure to ultraviolet radiation over their life. There are multiple different types of skin cancer, and some of the most common types are Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Dr. Williams is an expert in the removal of skin cancer and reconstruction of the leftover defect. He is often consulted by Dermatologic Surgeons to help reconstruct large defects which result from surgeries such as Mohs excisions of skin cancer.
Due to exposure over a lifetime, some patients may need other treatments for reducing the risk of development of skin cancer. Some treatments include the application of topical 5-fluorouracil or Light therapy.
How Can I Reduce My Risk of Skin Cancer
Some keys to reducing your risks of skin cancer are:
- Use the UV Index Guide to determine when you are at greatest risk
- Avoidance of sunburns
- Avoidance and protection of skin during the peak UV exposure hours of 12pm to 3pm.
- Use of UPF protective clothing and full brimmed hats when outdoors
- Use of Sunscreen with SPF 35 or higher
Dr. Williams has developed a UV Index Guide to explain how you can best protect yourself on a daily basis.
For more information on Skin Cancer Removal, or to schedule a consultation, call Peak Rejuvenation at (970) 259-5990 or Request a Consultation.