If you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, you can receive the care you need at Florida Skin Center. With luxurious facilities and a highly trained team of professionals, we offer unrivaled cancer treatment in our Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Fort Myers, Punta Gorda offices to the men and women of Southwest FL.
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that affects the basal cells, which are responsible for producing new cells when old ones die. This is the most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer, often appearing as a bump on the skin. It is caused by frequent sun exposure. Luckily, this is one of the least threatening forms of skin cancer, and can be easily cured if detected early. We encourage guests to receive annual cancer screenings to ensure early detection of skin cancer.
How is Basal Cell Carcinoma Treated?
Florida Skin Center uses BLU-U® blue light photodynamic therapy for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma. This technique uses blue light waves to target the damaged skin tissue and destroy it. Although this works for most cases, severe cases of basal cell carcinoma may require surgical excision. This means that we will surgically remove the cancerous growths and cells, preventing cancer from spreading and effectively curing it.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
For guests undergoing BLU-U® blue light photodynamic therapy, a topical medication is applied to the skin that will help the skin react to the blue light. Then, the blue light is used to treat the skin, eliminating the targeted cancerous cells. This treatment is quite comfortable and usually takes about an hour. Although we like to avoid surgery when possible, our Punta Gorda facility provides luxurious and comfortable spaces for guests who require surgical excision for basal cell carcinoma. Guests can enjoy private suites with television, drinks, and attentive care during and after their treatment.
How is Recovery from Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?
Recovery after BLU-U® blue light photodynamic therapy is very brief, as the treatment affects only the targeted skin tissue. Guests may experience dryness of the skin after treatment, but are typically fully recovered within a day or two. When surgical excision is necessary, guests are still able to return home on the same day. However, you may experience some discomfort over the following days. In most cases, there will be a scar remaining after surgery.
How Much Does Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Cost?
In order to determine the exact cost of your treatment, we invite guests to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy both your health and cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide a clear breakdown of costs. To make our services accessible to those who need them, we offer flexible financing and payment options. We also accept insurance when applicable.
If you suffer from basal cell carcinoma, you can trust Florida Skin Center for personalized care in a professional environment. We offer skin cancer treatment and other dermatology services to the residents of Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres, and Fort Myers, FL. Contact us today to learn more.