Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer

Cancerous growths are removed by vaporizing the top layers of skin with a laser. This technique is used for superficial basal and squamous cell skin cancers as well as pre-cancerous conditions.

What you should know about laser surgery for skin cancer

This minimally invasive procedure causes little damage to surrounding tissue.

Why choose laser surgery for skin cancer

Laser surgery offers an effective method of removing epidermal skin cancers. The treatment also heats the layers underneath to promote collagen production, which stimulates skin in the treatment area to heal smoother and more evenly. 

Possible risks

As with any treatment, there are risks associated with laser surgery, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. Risks include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Crusting
  • Discoloration