May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

You’ve heard it over and over… “Get your annual health checkups because early detection can be lifesaving!” But sometimes it’s hard to face what might come out of an exam.  It could be nothing, but it could also be lumps, bumps, surgery or scaring.  You never know, but if you want to stay healthy, don’t put off checkups.

Here at the Lupo Center, it’s important to get an annual skin exam to check for any changes in the skin.  Being diagnosed with any kind of cancer is always disturbing, but it can be worse on our self esteem if the cancer is on the face or a visible part of the body. The first and most important step is to get any suspicious spot excised with cleared margins, and then if needed, we can discuss options for scar improvement. We have several treatment options including lasers and fillers that erase skin cancer surgery scars. We individualize each case to utilize the optimal treatment(s) to make the scar a distant memory.

The images below show a case of a patient who had a skin cancer removed.  Her scar was treated with the state-of-the-art Excel V to improve redness and the Fraxel Dual to improve texture and soften the scar tissue.

Dermatology Promotions New Orleans - May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month Remember, there are differences in treatments for each patient, just like there are differences in the training, experience and judgment of dermatologists! Choose wisely for all your skin care needs to make sure you are receiving the best care

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