Squamous Cell Carcinoma in San Diego, CA
Squamous cell carcinoma doesn’t have to become dangerous. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for squamous cell carcinoma to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that affects the thin, flat cells that make up the lining of the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin. Although not often deadly, squamous cell carcinoma can be dangerous if left untreated. Thankfully, squamous cell carcinoma and other skin cancers can be cured completely if caught and treated early. For this reason, we encourage all of our patients to come in for regular skin cancer screenings and full body skin exams each year.
What Causes Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous cell carcinoma, like other forms of skin cancer, is most commonly caused by overexposure to UV light. Harmful UV light is the type of light that is given off by the sun’s harmful rays. Patients who have a family history of skin cancer, have fair skin, and burn easily are at a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma throughout their lifetime. Dr. Siddiqui and our team of dermatologic professionals often recommend patients wear SPF and other sun protection to prevent the development of skin cancer.
How Do I Know if I Have Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
While squamous cell carcinoma may look different from person to person, we often encourage our patients to be aware of the following:
- Red, scaly patches of skin
- Raised bumps along the skin
- Growths that crust and bleed
- Sores and lesions that don’t heal on their own
If you believe you have squamous cell carcinoma, 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 Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each squamous cell carcinoma treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your squamous cell carcinoma may include laser treatment or excision of the 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 Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments Cost?
The cost of your squamous cell carcinoma 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 squamous cell carcinoma early. To learn more about squamous cell carcinoma 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.