Thanks to today’s evolving technology, treating skin cancer has never been more successful. But a lot of doctors aren’t really concerned about something new. After all, what’s important is that a lot of patients can be quickly detected and treated. Some of today’s modern take on skin cancer includes 3D printing and matrix magic.
Laser and topical treatments
A lot of patients are concerned that having their skin cancer treated can cause permanent defects. However, doctors are now making use of multiple procedures just to ensure that your skin would look just the same. The solution? Combining laser therapies and topical treatments.
Combining both procedures will effectively eliminate possible scarring and growing more skin cancers in the area. Patients who have undergone these procedures always go home amazed. They have observed that the treated part often looks much better compared to the untreated parts.
3D printing and tissue engineering
There are several kinds of skin cancer, and you need to go to the right doctor to perform the correct procedure and get rid of it. Reconstructing the skin after treating the cancer has been a challenge before. But thanks to the 3D printing and tissue engineering technologies, reconstructing the skin has never been much easier and more effective.
3D printing before is only used by engineers to create new stuff. Now, it is being used by skin cancer doctors for them to treat it. It has improved the symmetry and results when restoring the skin, especially in sensitive areas like your face. Tissue engineering, on the other hand, improved treating large cutaneous defects by producing a number of dermal matrix materials.
Treating before it becomes full-blown skin cancer
Dermatologists have also figured out how to avert a skin condition to become full-blown skin cancer. Mohs surgery has been the preferred procedure for this situation before. But doctors are now performing the photodynamic therapy (PDT) technique. It prevents pre-cancer growth by applying a topical solution to the cancer-stricken area and then exposing it to blue LED light.