Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer. It can arise in a pre-exisiting actinic keratosis or can begin without warning, but usually this type of cancer is found on excessively sun-damaged skin. Squamous cell carcinoma is also seen on skin that has been exposed to radiation treatments or in burn scars or other areas of scarring. Untreated, it can penetrate and destroy underlying tissue and in a small number of cases it can spread to lymph nodes and other organs. Squamous cell carcinomas appear usually as a thickened scaly or raised growth but can mimic the appearance of a wart or an open, bleeding sore. They are much more common in people with fair skin, light hair and eyes. Early surgical removal of squamous cell carcinomas results in a cure rate of 95%.
Southwest Skin & Cancer Institute, Vein Specialties, and Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics employ extensive scientific research focusing on the treatment of skin problems and the aging process for women and men of all ages.
DERMATOLOGY - Southwest Skin & Cancer Institute in Prescott, Arizona is devoted to providing the highest caliber dermatology care, including diagnosis, treatment and surgery (if indicated) of skin cancers—Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Melanoma. We specialize in procedures to revitalize prematurely aged skin for age spots, wrinkles, facial spider veins and eyelid skin laxity. We offer nutritional counseling for a healthy diet and make recommendations of topical antioxidants for repairing and preventing damage from UV light.
VEIN SPECIALTIES - Prescott Vein Specialties Clinic specializes in the treatment of varicose veins using endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy procedures to reduce venous insufficiency and the risk of leg ulcer and blood clots. Services also include a highly effective European technique for treatment of spider veins, and facial and hand veins.
AESTHETIC CARE - Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics offers full cosmetic services including Botox, Xeomin, cosmetic fillers, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and laser skin rejuvenation—Active FX CO2 laser resurfacing for acne scars and photo-damaged skin including wrinkles, skin tightening and eyelid lifts.Our newest lasers are the AccuLift laser lipo for neck and jawline tightening and the Pinpointe laser for treatment of toenail fungus. In addition, Body Oasis offers a full line of spa treatments including massage and nail care, with a vision toward proper nutrition and care of the skin.