John D. Boyer, M.D.

Actinic Keratosis

sunspots on sun-damaged skin of the hand of a man

Facts & Features
• Extremely common
• Pink or scaling growths
• Pre-cancerous in nature
• Arise on sun damaged skin
• May evolve into invasive skin cancer
• May be prevented with sun protection
• May regress with sun protection

Types of Skin Cancer

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer. It offers the highest potential for cure.

Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for a large variety of skin cancer types. Skin cancer often resembles the “tip of the iceberg” with more tumor cells growing downward and outward into the skin like the roots of a tree.