Board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon Tarek M. Fakhouri, MD, is committed to curing your skin cancer, while achieving the best aesthetic results. As founder of Skin Cancer Specialists in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Fakhouri helps patients of all ages and skin types treat and prevent skin cancer. If you think you may have skin cancer, call or book an appointment online right away.
Skin cancer is a disease that causes an abnormal growth of cells in your skin. Cancerous growths are most likely to develop on areas of your skin that are exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun, such as your face and hands. Skin cancer affects people with all shades of skin color, but those with fair skin who get easily sunburned are at higher risk.
Dr. Fakhouri treats many different types of skin cancer, including:
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a precancerous growth that looks like a dry, scaly patch of skin. Without treatment, AKs can develop into squamous cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. These growths may appear as flesh-colored or pinkish bumps or patches of skin. Early diagnosis and treatment of BCC are crucial to prevent this type of cancer from invading surrounding tissues.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. SCCs often look like scaly patches of skin. Without treatment, SCC can grow deep into the skin tissue and cause disfiguring damage.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. This type of cancer may develop from an existing mole or suddenly appear as a new dark spot on your skin.
Dr. Fakhouri focuses on skin cancer prevention as well as treatment. He utilizes the most advanced technology to help prevent skin cancer, such as:
If you’re a skin cancer survivor or at high risk of developing this disease, Dr. Fakhouri works with you to develop a personalized prevention plan to keep your skin as healthy as possible.
Skin cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, but Dr. Fakhouri is a leader in the field of skin cancer surgery. He has extensive expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery and uses this technique to treat BCCs, SCCs, and some types of melanoma.
Dr. Fakhouri begins with a thorough evaluation to determine if your cancer can be cured with surgery at Skin Cancer Specialists. For advanced cases of melanoma that require different treatment, he takes great care to connect you with the experts you need.
If you suspect you may have skin cancer, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.