You probably know someone who has dealt with skin cancer – one in five people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers in their lifetimes. Prevention, education, early detection, and the most advanced skin cancer treatments combined help to make St. Petersburg Skin and Laser a leader in the fight against all of the forms of skin cancer. We are committed to staying on the forefront of skin cancer research and technology. To prevent skin cancer, we suggest annual Total-Body Skin Cancer Exams by a Board Certified Dermatologist and proper sun protection as part of your healthcare routine. The proper use of an SPF 30 or greater broad-spectrum sunscreen applied at least every two hours, seeking shade whenever possible and wearing protective clothing while in the sun are essential. A number of treatments are available to treat skin cancer, including traditional surgery (excision), scraping, burning, freezing (cryotherapy), and Mohs micrographic surgery. At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, we offer all of these options including surgical excision and Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced treatment for specific types of skin cancer. Mohs offers the highest potential for a cure of skin cancer and minimizes the loss of healthy skin, while also minimizing the cosmetic impact of treatment in visible areas such as the ear, nose, eyelid and lips. If you think you may have skin cancer or you are due for your annual Total Body Skin Exam, make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Dermatologists today!