Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin Cancer Specialist

There are more cases of skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. At Elias Dermatology®, each physician screens for and treats skin cancer with the most advanced and efficient procedures. Patients in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Florida can benefit from Doctors Matthew and Merrick Elias’ expertise in skin care for early detection, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer. With years of experience, our doctors are dedicated to providing thorough screenings and state-of-the-art skin cancer treatments that are as minimally invasive as possible.

Best Dermatologist in South Florida

I emailed more than 10 dermatologists and Dr. Matthew Elias was absolutely the most helpful, courteous, equipped with the most advanced technology in dermatological science, and on the cutting edge of medical research. I have great respect for how he emails back his patients quickly, kindly, and with awesome detail. I had a couple skin issues: too many brown sun spots (i.e. flat moles) on my...

CO2 Laser

5.0
2017-08-25T02:34:58+00:00

CO2 Laser

I emailed more than 10 dermatologists and Dr. Matthew Elias was absolutely the most helpful, courteous, equipped with the most advanced technology in dermatological science, and on the cutting edge of medical research. I have great respect for how he emails back his patients quickly, kindly, and with awesome detail. I had a couple skin issues: too many brown sun spots (i.e. flat moles) on my...

42 Year Old Cellulite Finally Gone! Fort Lauderdale, FL

Though this is a new procedure, Dr. Elias was very informative about the entire procedure form start to finish. He was kind and gentle with the procedure and kept me comfortable for the whole treatment. I like how after he circled the dimples he was going to treat, he printed a picture for me to confirm these were the spots I wanted treated and that nothing was missed. It also allowed him to explain why some of the spots I wanted treated werent able to be treated by Cellfina, but I am excited to try Ulthera for my remaining wavy cellulite as he is confident that will work and I have complete confidence in him.

Cellfina

5.0
2017-08-25T02:37:44+00:00

Cellfina

Though this is a new procedure, Dr. Elias was very informative about the entire procedure form start to finish. He was kind and gentle with the procedure and kept me comfortable for the whole treatment. I like how after he circled the dimples he was going to treat, he printed a picture for me to confirm these were the spots I wanted treated and that nothing was missed. It also allowed him to explain why some of the spots I wanted treated werent able to be treated by Cellfina, but I am excited to try Ulthera for my remaining wavy cellulite as he is confident that will work and I have complete confidence in him.

39 Years Old Much Needed Refreshing – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Elias and his staff are fantastic. They were comforting and explained everything in detail before my procedure which included Botox, Voluma and Aquagold. They took time to answer all of my questions and Dr. Elias explained his go slow and conservative approach which appealed to me greatly.

Botox

5.0
2017-08-25T02:38:23+00:00

Botox

Dr. Elias and his staff are fantastic. They were comforting and explained everything in detail before my procedure which included Botox, Voluma and Aquagold. They took time to answer all of my questions and Dr. Elias explained his go slow and conservative approach which appealed to me greatly.

So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team!

So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team! Thank you, Jennifer M for educating me on much-needed info on how I can treat my skin and preventative methods now that I am nearing the big 40. Great staff, love the options of treatments and beauty line is top notch too! I got my sunscreen and can't wait for my hydrafacial.

Feuza Reis
5.0
2017-08-25T02:58:15+00:00
Feuza Reis
So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team! Thank you, Jennifer M for educating me on much-needed info on how I can treat my skin and preventative methods now that I am nearing the big 40. Great staff, love the options of treatments and beauty line is top notch too! I got my sunscreen and can't wait for my hydrafacial.

Wonderful brilliant doctor!

Wonderful brilliant doctor! Very kind and courteous with all his patients � Highly recommend him!

Lizzette Torrico
5.0
2017-08-25T02:59:21+00:00
Lizzette Torrico
Wonderful brilliant doctor! Very kind and courteous with all his patients � Highly recommend him!

Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias

Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias and I couldn't be more pleased. He was incredibly friendly and professional as were his office staff. That's hard to find in a doctor's office. Keep up the good work, guys! See you in 6 weeks

Nina Michelle
5.0
2017-08-25T03:00:22+00:00
Nina Michelle
Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias and I couldn't be more pleased. He was incredibly friendly and professional as were his office staff. That's hard to find in a doctor's office. Keep up the good work, guys! See you in 6 weeks

I had a laser hair removal treatment

I had a laser hair removal treatment with the highly educated and talented esthetician, Jennifer Mignano. Fast session and painless. Thank you Jennifer and Elias Dermatology.

Lynette Bellomo
5.0
2017-08-25T03:01:41+00:00
Lynette Bellomo
I had a laser hair removal treatment with the highly educated and talented esthetician, Jennifer Mignano. Fast session and painless. Thank you Jennifer and Elias Dermatology.

Dr. Matt Elias is the best!

Dr. Matt Elias is the best! He has great bedside manner and listens to my concerns. I am not great with Novacaine (needles) and he promised I wouldn't feel a thing, and he took the time to make sure I didn't!! I would highly recommend his practice.

Jessica Taylor
5.0
2017-08-25T03:02:22+00:00
Jessica Taylor
Dr. Matt Elias is the best! He has great bedside manner and listens to my concerns. I am not great with Novacaine (needles) and he promised I wouldn't feel a thing, and he took the time to make sure I didn't!! I would highly recommend his practice.

One treatment of “Clear & Brilliant”

One treatment of "Clear & Brilliant" laser and my enlarged pores/oily skin are dramatically reduced.Thank you!

Kylie Boughter
5.0
2017-08-25T03:03:05+00:00
Kylie Boughter
One treatment of "Clear & Brilliant" laser and my enlarged pores/oily skin are dramatically reduced.Thank you!

Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor!

Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor! I love that he is using the latest technologies to help me stay young and refreshed looking. I highly recommend seeing him about any of your aging concerns, he really knows his stuff!!!

Shaura Martee Mills
5.0
2017-08-25T03:03:46+00:00
Shaura Martee Mills
Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor! I love that he is using the latest technologies to help me stay young and refreshed looking. I highly recommend seeing him about any of your aging concerns, he really knows his stuff!!!

Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating

Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating I would recommend Elias Dermatologist to any and everyone

Cathleen McBride Sperry 
5.0
2017-08-25T03:04:45+00:00
Cathleen McBride Sperry 
Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating I would recommend Elias Dermatologist to any and everyone

Best of the best! 

Best of the best!
I highly recommend this office to all of my friends!

Matthew Cooper
5.0
2017-08-25T03:05:25+00:00
Matthew Cooper
Best of the best! I highly recommend this office to all of my friends!

Dr has always been tops in his group

Dr has always been tops in his group for showing true care for his patients. He listens and treats each patient as if they were his only patient.

Scott Boyd
5.0
2017-08-25T03:06:33+00:00
Scott Boyd
Dr has always been tops in his group for showing true care for his patients. He listens and treats each patient as if they were his only patient.

They are the best diagnosticians

They are the best diagnosticians, most caring, most compassionate dermatologists ever!

Sharon Riba Elias
5.0
2017-08-25T03:15:36+00:00
Sharon Riba Elias
They are the best diagnosticians, most caring, most compassionate dermatologists ever!

I love working with Dr. Matthew

I love working with Dr. Matthew and Merrick Elias!!! Amazing, VERY smart and fun guys to work with!!!

Christine Bernados
5.0
2017-08-25T03:16:15+00:00
Christine Bernados
I love working with Dr. Matthew and Merrick Elias!!! Amazing, VERY smart and fun guys to work with!!!

I love my Doctor Matthew Elias!

I love my Doctor Matthew Elias! I would highly recommend him.

Sandra H Statner
5.0
2017-08-25T03:17:09+00:00
Sandra H Statner
I love my Doctor Matthew Elias! I would highly recommend him.

Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Jessica Barbarosh
5.0
2017-08-25T03:18:26+00:00
Jessica Barbarosh
Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Awsome Doctor

Awsome Doctor, thank you for all you do, your truly the best! !

Yalo Rivera
5.0
2017-08-25T03:19:11+00:00
Yalo Rivera
Awsome Doctor, thank you for all you do, your truly the best! !
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What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells on the skin which causes malignant tumors to develop. Skin cancer comes in various forms, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and malignant melanoma, which is the most serious form of skin cancer. Often, early symptoms will appear as a mole, a pimple-like mark, or another skin blemish that the patient might dismiss as nothing. If left unchecked, the skin cancer spreads and can damage large areas of skin and can even metastasize to other organs, resulting in the need for more aggressive treatments.

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S than all other cancers combined. Both nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer is associated with exposure to UV rays, which is why researchers and doctors are so adamant about protecting the skin from the sun.

What to Expect During a Screening

Regular skin cancer screenings maximize your chances of early detection and a high cure rate. If diagnosed and treated early, skin cancer is the easiest of all cancers to cure. A full-body visual screening will be done to find any oddities that may be cancerous. If any skin blemishes or moles are discovered and are cause for concern, the doctor will discuss the findings and then go over the next steps in the procedure.

 

After a skin cancer screening is performed, a suspicious spot may require a biopsya small sample of the affected area to be removed for further testing. The doctor will use local anesthesia to remove the affected area with a scalpel and then stitch the incision closed. The biopsy will then be sent for testing of malignant cells. Depending on the results, your doctor will determine the necessary steps.

 

It’s crucial to perform these screenings at home as well. You are very likely to notice something out-of-place on your skin. If you spot something suspicious, contact a Board-certified Dermatologist at Elias Dermatology® for further investigation

Who is inclined to get skin cancer?

There are many different skin types, each with its own unique makeup. There are certain types of skin that are at a greater risk of developing skin cancer. In order to know if you’re inclined to get skin cancer, you must know the type of skin you have. There are six skin phototypes, ranging from light to dark and sensitive to non-sensitive.

  • Type one: Those who always burn easily and never tan in the sun are inclined to receive skin damage. This skin type is easily susceptible to basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. If this is the case with your skin, avoid direct sun exposure and always wear sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
  • Type two: If you burn often and rarely acquire a tan when out in the sun, you are also at a higher risk of developing skin cancer.
  • Type three: Lighter skin, like types one and two, are all susceptible to skin cancer. Because there is less pigment in those with lighter skin, there is less protection from the sun. This results in a heightened chance of getting skin cancer.
  • Type four: Medium-toned people tan easily and rarely ever burn. That doesn’t mean you can’t get skin cancer, it just means you are less likely. However, sunscreen is still crucial to preventing skin damage.
  • Type five: The more pigment the skin has, the less likely the person is to burn or develop skin damage. Acral lentiginous melanoma is more common in darker-skinned people. It usually appears on areas of the body that are not exposed to the sun on a regular basis, like the soles of the feet, palms of the hands, and mucous membranes.
  • Type six: Again, the darker the skin’s pigment, the less likely you are to develop skin cancer. However, wearing sunscreen and avoiding midday sun is still necessary for your skin’s health. Just because you are not inclined to develop skin cancer, does not mean you definitely won’t.

Treatment for Skin Cancer

Elias Dermatology® offers a full array of skin cancer treatments that are used to create an individualized plan of treatment for each patient. Treatments include surgical and non-surgical options which are as minimally invasive and pain-free as possible.

Some of the options include:

  • Mohs surgery – an advanced technique that precisely identifies and removes the entire tumor layer by layer, while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.
  • SRT-100 – Elias Dermatology® is the first dermatology practice in Fort Lauderdale to treat skin cancer with SRT-100, an FDA approved low-energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin.
  • Photodynamic Therapy – Levulan® Kerastick® plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis of the face or scalp.
  • Topical Medications – effectively used for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral medication – prescribed for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

If you or a loved one is suspicious of any spots on the body or is already battling skin cancer in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, or Davie, contact Elias Dermatology® for more information on the best treatment options. Schedule a consultation today. 954-771-0582

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