GentleCure Option For Skin Cancer

GentleCure is a highly effective and non-surgical treatment for skin cancer. It utilizes low levels of X-ray energy to target and destroy cancer cells while allowing healthy tissue to regenerate. Unlike traditional surgery, GentleCure offers minimal downtime, fewer side effects, and no cosmetic issues.

At Clarus Dermatology, we are proud to offer GentleCure within the comfort of our office. If you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or non-melanoma skin cancer and have been recommended for Mohs surgery, consider GentleCure as a less invasive alternative.

Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT)

Benefits of GentleCure:

  • High success rate: With a 99+% cure rate for basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma, GentleCure provides excellent treatment outcomes.
  • Non-surgical option: Say goodbye to incisions, stitches, and the need for reconstructive surgery. GentleCure eliminates the need for invasive procedures.
  • Quick and convenient: Treatment sessions typically last 15 minutes or less, and you can continue your daily activities in between sessions. No downtime is required.
  • Minimal discomfort: GentleCure is a painless procedure that does not cause long-term scarring.
  • Superior cosmetic outcomes: By targeting only the affected area, healthy surrounding tissue remains unaffected, leading to excellent cosmetic results.

Why Choose GentleCure?

  • Safe and FDA Approved: Rest assured that GentleCure is a safe and proven treatment option for skin cancer.
  • Covered by Insurance: Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover GentleCure treatments. Our team will handle the prior authorization process for you.
  • Outpatient Procedure: Receive treatment at our trusted dermatology practice without the need for referrals or exorbitant facility fees.
  • Targeted and Customized: GentleCure focuses precisely on the cancerous cells while sparing healthy tissue. Our dermatologist and certified radiation therapist work together to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
  • Alternative to Surgery: GentleCure provides a non-surgical option for patients who may have higher surgical risks or prefer to avoid the extensive healing and scarring associated with surgical procedures.

What to Expect During GentleCure Treatment:

  • Ultrasound imaging will be used to determine the best treatment protocol for your specific skin cancer type, size, and location.
  • The treatment sessions are painless, and a customized shield is used to protect the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Progress is constantly monitored using ultrasound imagery, allowing you to witness the shrinking of tumors with each consecutive week.
  • Treatment sessions typically span of 6 to 7 weeks, with 3 sessions per week lasting approximately 15 minutes each.

Side Effects and Cosmetic Results:

GentleCure minimizes surgical scarring and offers a faster recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures. Potential side effects may include temporary skin changes or hair loss, which can be managed with topical creams or ointments. The long-term risk of developing secondary skin cancer is minimal.

Insurance Coverage:

GentleCure treatments are generally covered by most insurance plans, and our team will work with your insurance provider to determine your out-of-pocket expenses. We strive to ensure transparent communication regarding cost before you commit to any treatment option.