Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic is the first office in San Antonio, TX, to offer a new non-surgical approach to treating skin cancer.
On December 29, 2016, Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic announced that they are the first and currently the only clinic in San Antonio to use the SRT-100.
Focused on Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Care
The National Skin Cancer Foundation states that 40-50% of people over the age of 65 will develop a form of skin cancer. There are a growing number of patients experiencing non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC).
Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic focuses on providing specialized diagnoses, treatment solutions, and programs that treat cancer and maintain a great cosmetic outcome. “We are very proud to be the first in San Antonio to offer the SRT-100, which gives patients a safe, effective non-surgical approach to treating NMSC,” said Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher, board certified dermatologist.
State-Of-The-Art Skin Cancer Treatment
SRT is a low-energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. The radiation targets abnormal cells by disrupting cell division — tumor cells divide more rapidly than normal cells, making the tumor an easy target for radiation. Normal cells are able to repair themselves because they are not going through this rapid growth, which makes this a cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancers.
This form of therapy for treating skin cancer is very easy on the patient. A patient simply sits or reclines in a chair during the treatment, which takes about 25-30 seconds.
Multiple treatments are usually necessary, depending on the patient. The skin becomes slightly red like a mild sunburn and then returns to normal in about two weeks after the final treatment. This treatment is especially well suited for difficult-to-treat areas like the nose or for patients who are diabetic, taking an anticoagulant, or have other health issues. In other words, this treatment is best for patients that are not good candidates for surgery.
Sensus Healthcare, A Leader in Cancer Treatment
Healthcare specializes in making a solution that’s more accessible to patients forproven
non-melanoma skin cancer. Our dedicated SRT systems are designed specifically to provide an alternative to surgical procedures for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.
Dermatologists have been using superficial radiation therapy
to treat non-melanoma skin cancers since 1895. Since then, the device and method of delivering the radiation have evolved for the best to minimize the harmful reaction caused by radiation. The SRT-100 is used widely by oncologists and dermatologists for non-melanoma skin cancer treatment.
Skillful Care for All Your Dermatological Needs
Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher not only treats skin cancers, but also treats other skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and hair and nail disease. If you have cosmetic skin care needs such as Botox, mole, cyst, or wart removals, please contact us
for an appointment.
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Boucher and his staff have the skills and experience to treat you and make you look and feel your best. Dr. Boucher treats patients of all ages, gender, and race. Give us a call at 210-651-3233 to schedule your appointment today.
Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic
was founded in 2004. We bring
over 28 years of experience
to our practice.
Let us help you have healthier,
more beautiful skin.
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, you'll receive quality healthcare for a wide range of dermatological problems. Contact us for skin cancer screenings, hair loss treatments, and more.
We have over 28 years of experience. Our clinic is locally owned.