Superficial Radiation Therapy

Superficial Radiation Therapy from Dr. Bryan Selkin, Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery Our skilled team of professionals now offer both surgical and non-surgical options, depending on the individual case. Some forms of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma respond very well to superficial radiation therapy, a non-invasive technique.

Getting a diagnosis of skin cancer is a scary moment for anyone. Luckily, patients visiting the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery are in great hands! Our skilled team of professional now offers a non-surgical option in certain cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, known as superficial radiation therapy.

What is superficial radiation therapy?

Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a painless and highly effective method to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma in certain patients. Many skin cancers in the head and neck area are treatable with this non-invasive technique. Skin cancers on the torso and extremities also respond well to the series of treatments. There is no anesthesia required, the treatments are short (minutes), and there is little to no recovery. The device used in our practice is FDA approved and shows a cure rate approaching 95%. Many health insurance plans, including Medicaire, consider the treatment medically necessary and covered.

The machine

Our practice utilizes the Sensus SRT 100, which is one of the most modern, safe, and advanced devices available for superficial radiation therapy and continues to provide reliable results for those who undergo treatment at our practice.

How it works

SRT gives precision radiation right where it is needed and does not go further than 5mm into the skin. It is administered in a painless manner and keeps healthy skin cells intact. Patients do not need to deal with anesthetics, scarring cuts, or stitches.

How many treatments are needed

Typically, there are a total of 17 treatments needed, but the treatments are very short in duration, and no pain is involved. We offer free parking and many time slots during the day for patient convenience.

Schedule a visit today

Patients in the area of Plano, McKinney, Flower Mound, or Grapevine, TX are welcome to contact our practice to learn more about the many benefits of superficial radiation therapy. Our team of professionals can walk patients through what to expect so there are no surprises throughout the treatment of skin cancer.

Call our main line at (972) 985-9003 today to connect with our practice and make an appointment at one of our four convenient locations.