Skin Cancer in San Diego, CA
Skin cancer can be treatable and cured if caught early enough. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer skin cancer treatments to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Skin Cancer?
We’ve all been warned since we were young about the dangers of skin cancer. Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells that develops in the form of a mole or lesion. The three most common forms of skin cancer include:
If caught early enough, skin cancer can be removed and the patient can lead a healthy and happy life. For this reason, we encourage all of our patients to come in for annual full body skin exams. These exams track the appearance of your moles to ensure they do not grow abnormally.
What Causes Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is a mutation of your skin cells that causes them to over-generate and grow abnormally. The main cause of skin cancer is overexposure to UV light given off by the sun. This UV light causes damage to the cells’ DNA and causes cancerous growths to develop. Skin cancer may also be caused by exposure to cancer-causing chemicals and is more often to develop in patients who have a family history of skin cancer. We encourage all of our patients to wear SPF and other skin protection when going out in the sun for long periods of time to prevent the development of skin cancer.
How Do I Know if I Have Skin Cancer?
While skin cancer may look different from person to person, we often encourage our patients to be aware of their moles and growths:
- Grow larger than the size of a quarter
- Are black, red, pink, or white in color
- Have abnormal and/or raised borders
If you believe you have a cancerous lesion, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How is Skin Cancer Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each skin cancer treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your skin cancer may include the removal of the cancerous lesion. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your skin cancer and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How Much Do Skin Cancer Treatments Cost?
The cost of your skin cancer treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Treat your skin cancer early with La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. To learn more about skin cancer treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.