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Superficial Radiation Therapy

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Why We Love This Service
This treatment delivers radiation therapy using X-rays, and the beam only penetrates the surface of the skin. This type of therapy avoids deep tissue damage and minimizes scarring, particularly around the face.
Appointment length

Varies

What to Expect
Superficial radiation therapy is painless and is a nonsurgical outpatient procedure. The area being treated may feel warm during treatment.

About This Service

SRT is a low-energy radiotherapy device, using the Sensus SRT-100, that treats skin cancer and penetrates no deeper than the thickness of the skin. Because the superficial x-rays concentrate radiation on the skin surface, the treatment has several advantages over surgical procedures. These advantages include:

  • Painless
  • Very short procedure time
  • Heightened safety
  • No anesthesia requirement
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • No post-surgical infections
  • Less chance of recurrence
  • Faster healing process
  • No need for reconstruction after procedure

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Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center

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