Pre-cancerous Lesions

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is preventative care for cancerous legions. Greenwich Point Dermatology is where medical dermatology, advanced surgical techniques, and cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology treatments meet to create a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin. Head dermatologist, Dr. Sarah Dolder, and her expert team are proud to offer treatments for pre-cancerous skin lesions to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.

What are Pre-cancerous Lesions?

When it comes to taking care of the skin, most of our patients’ biggest concerns revolve around the possibility of skin cancer. While skin cancer itself is scary, pre-cancerous skin lesions can be just as dangerous. Pre-cancerous lesions may be less conspicuous than full-blown skin cancer, but when left untreated, can cause equally as much damage to the skin. If you believe you may have a pre-cancerous lesion on your body, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.

What do Pre-cancerous Lesions Look Like?

Pre-cancerous lesions on the skin may look different for each patient. We typically ask that you keep track of all the moles on your body in addition to getting annual full-body examinations to track any changes that may occur to their color, shape, and size. Pre-cancerous lesions may also take the form of actinic keratosis, or dry, scaly patches of skin that are typically red, pink, gray, or tan in color.

What Causes Pre-cancerous Lesions?

Pre-cancerous lesions may be caused by a multitude of genetic and environmental factors. That being said, Dr. Dolder and her team generally recommend that you avoid long-term exposure to the sun and its damaging UV rays. We also recommend the regular use of medical-grade skin care products and high-quality SPF to protect your skin from sun damage and free radicals in the air.

How Much Do Treatments for Pre-cancerous Lesions Cost?

The cost of treatments for pre-cancerous lesions at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your pre-cancerous lesion treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.

What Treatments are Available for Pre-cancerous Lesions?

There are a few treatment options available for pre-cancerous lesions at Greenwich Point Dermatology, including:

  • Biopsy
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Laser treatment
  • Excision of the lesion

To find out which treatment option is best for you and your pre-cancerous lesion, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution. We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.

Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dolder, Dr. O’Brien, or Dr. Berliner.