Precancerous growths on sun-exposed skin areas are referred to as actinic keratoses. These growths are scaly or crusty and vary in appearance and size. A small percentage of these lesions may grow to become squamous cell carcinoma. We offer the latest proven treatments for actinic keratoses with the goal of preventing skin cancer.
Cryotherapy is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially skin conditions such as warts, moles, skin tags and solar keratoses. Liquid nitrogen is usually used to freeze the tissues at the cellular level. This procedure is frequently used because it is highly effective and carries few side effects.> More info
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that uses a photosensitizing drug (a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the applied drug. The result is an activated oxygen molecule that can destroy nearby cells. Precancerous cells and certain types of cancer cells can be treated with PDT. > More info
Skin Cancer Treatment
Some of the same techniques used to treat skin cancer may be applicable to certain abnormal moles and growths. A consultation in our office will determine the best course of action. > More info
Outpatient skin surgeries using the latest techniques and materials are part of our daily practice at Lee's Summit Dermatology Associates. > More info
At Lee's Summit Dermatology Associates we treat a lot of warts! Treating warts is very challenging, and no therapy has been shown to be 100% successful. We often combine multiple therapies to achieve the best possible results for our patients. > More info