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Ryan M. Carlson, DO
Julio C. Cruz, MD
Dean W. Hearne, MD
Hayley Helmer, CNP
Adam B. Hessel, MD
C. Ryan Kirkland, MD
Caitlin Lavilla, PA-C
Angela Yang Shen, MD
Shannon C. Trotter, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
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Grove City
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Skin Cancer
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Treatments & Procedures Biologics & Topical Medications
Excisions & Biopsies
Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Brown Spots and Discoloration
Crows Feet
Enlarged Pores
Lines and Wrinkles
Skin Pigmentation
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Treatments & Procedures Botox® & Dysport®
Chemical Peels
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial Fillers
IPL® Photofacial
Scar Treatments
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. When detected early early, it can be effectively treated.

What is it?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent type of skin cancer, typically arising from exposure to the sun or tanning beds. The cancer originates in the basal cells located at the lowermost layer of the skin. Generally, BCC manifests as a gradually expanding, painless lesion on sun-exposed areas like the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders or back.

Although typically non-aggressive and slow-developing, BCC can result in significant local damage and disfigurement if not promptly treated. As it seldom metastasizes to other body parts, its adverse impact primarily relates to life quality rather than lifespan.

Our dermatologists, serving Springfield, Grove City and Dublin, Ohio can help with detection, treatment and management of basal cell carcinoma. Prompt identification through routine skin evaluations can help to recognize BCC in its early stages and treat it more effectively. Our board-certified dermatologists may use a range of methods to diagnose BCC, including clinical examination, dermoscopy, and skin biopsy.

How is it treated?

Treatment for basal cell carcinoma depends on multiple factors such as the size, location and subtype of BCC. Based on individual assessment, treatment can include surgical procedures, topical treatments, radiation or even oral medications for advanced cases. Our experienced providers will prescribe the best treatment to eradicate the cancerous cells. To help prevent basal cell carcinoma, we advise proper sun protection and regular skin self-checks.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.