Ahwatukee Skin & Laser provides both general and cosmetic dermatologic services to patients of all ages. We pride ourselves on providing premium skin care with an honest attentive approach. We are leaders in skin cancer surveillance and in designing preventative skin care regimens.
We provide a full complement of clinical and esthetic services and treatments including skin cancer surveillance exams, acne evaluations including natural alternatives to oral antibiotics and topical medications, anti aging skin care regimens and a focus on skin health mirroring overall health and well being.
We utilize Advanced Skin & Laser, Dr Osorio's office for all laser treatments. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Brachytherapy available at Ahwatukee Skin & Laser...
one of only a select few dermatology centers in Arizona
Ahwatukee Skin & Laser offers brachytherapy which is an advanced skin cancer treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer, using radiation to treat the area instead of surgery. The term "brachy" is Greek for short distance. Radioactive seeds or sources are placed in or near the tumor itself, giving a high radiation dose to the tumor while reducing the radiation exposure in the surrounding healthy tissues. Brachytherapy is radiation therapy given at a short distance: localized, precise, and high-tech.
Brachytherapy does not require needles, cutting, or stitches and is a non-invasive alternative to surgical treatment. The treatment regimen consists of multiple treatment sessions that vary based on the tumor size, depth, and location and is customized for each patient. Cure rates are similar to Mohs Surgery with markedly reduced risk of infection, bruising or scarring.
Brachytherapy is a patient-centered treatment choice because if its excellent efficacy, cosmetic and functional outcomes, combined with reduced risk of side effects, short outpatient treatment times and improved quality of life. The shorter treatment duration of brachytherapy also lowers the total treatment costs.
Contact the skin care professionals at Ahwatukee Skin & Laser for more information or to schedule a consultation.