When you need to deal with skin cancer, the team at Khuu Dermatology can handle every aspect of your care.
They do complete skin cancer screenings, including biopsies of suspicious lesions, and they can remove skin cancers from any location of the face and body. In addition to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Duke Khuu, they have on staff Dr. Alexander Stein, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, who specializes in the management of skin cancer through complex skin cancer surgery and reconstructions.
Dr. Stein is caring, knowledgeable and dedicated to his field. He pays great attention to detail and makes individualized plans for each patient, advocating for patient needs and applying cutting-edge techniques.
And don’t worry about scarring from the surgery. Khuu Dermatology offers treatments such as scar cream, microdermabrasion and laser therapy to minimize any scarring.
If you’re looking to do everything you can to avoid skin cancer, Dr. Khuu wants you to know that you can take effective action to reduce harm from the sun’s rays and stop cancer before it gets started. Here are four tips from Dr. Khuu:
1) For maximum protection, sunscreen needs time on your skin. Put it on before you leave the house, not after.
2) When they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, they’re definitely talking about sunscreen. Put on more sunscreen than you think. An adult male should use a full ounce per application.
3) Play smart. Even if you’re outside, you don’t need to be in full sun all the time. Sit under a tree, wear a hat or try being out before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
4) Last but not least, see a doctor for a skin cancer screening once a year, or immediately if you have any moles or lesions that concern you. Cancer can be a killer, so it’s really not worth taking chances. “When in doubt, check it out,” says Dr. Khuu.
The three most common skin cancer types are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. If you have had any of those skin cancers or have a family history of such skin cancers, you have a higher risk of developing another skin cancer.
Dr. Khuu says that even if you’ve had a mole for many years, that doesn’t guarantee that it’s benign.
All insurers pay for the preventive skin cancer screenings, said Dr. Khuu, and his office accepts most insurance providers. Make your appointment with Khuu Dermatology by calling (650) 969-5488. Saturday appointments are available.