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New Treatment Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

New Treatment Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

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(KSL News) The season for tanning is coming to an end, and dermatologists say now is the time to start treating skin damaged by the sun.

A new treatment called photodynamic therapy uses a topical gel coupled with microdermabrasion and lasers in order to get rid of freckles and other skin abnormalities.

Doctors say it isn't just about looking better; it is also about cutting cancer risk.

Cosmetic physician Fiona Wright says, "Medically, it will remove the skin cancers. Cosmetically, you get a great re-texturing. It helps with fine lines, reduces pores, and I use it very aggressively to treat acne."

The treatment costs about $850.

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