Dermatology Services

Superficial Radiation Therapy

Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), a low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface of the skin, is a highly effective, painless, and cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancers and patient populations.

 

The SRT-100™ is the new and most advanced choice for superficial radiotherapy available today, is painless, and very similar to having an x-ray. Schedule your appointment with the American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. today and let us discuss this procedure with you.

The SRT-100™ treats non-melanoma skin cancers that are found on the surface of the skin.

It can be used for lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk, but it is especially well suited for skin cancers of the head and neck regions—the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of the mouth, and the lining of the ear—that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome.

What can you expect during SRT?
  • The SRT procedure is non-surgical and does not require the use of anesthetics.

  • You will be required to attend multiple sessions, depending on your doctor’s recommendations.

  • Tell your doctor about medications you are taking and continue them unless your physician tells you otherwise.

  • The X-ray will be directed toward the lesion by placing an applicator cone over the treated area.

  • Once the treatment begins, it will take approximately 30-60 seconds to deliver the therapy.

  • The treatment is painless, but you will notice skin redness by the end of the first week’s treatment.

  • Post-treatment, the skin will form a protective scab. The new, healthy skin will develop underneath it.