Skin Cancer Treatment in Littleton, CO

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Over their lifetimes, one in five Americans may develop skin cancer. The number of skin cancer cases treated annually in the US is drastically rising. Over the last three decades, skin cancer has affected more people than all other cancers combined.

About 5.4 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases arise annually, and this figure is rising, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Early detection and skin cancer treatment in Parker, Co, are critical parts of what we do to save lives and keep patients healthy.


Sun Exposure

Over 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. The two main subgroups of skin cancer are non-melanoma and melanoma, with non-melanoma skin cancer being the most prevalent (typically basal and squamous cell).

Tanning Beds

UV light is harmful whether it comes from the sun or indoor treatment. The use of tanning beds is strongly discouraged.


Moles are usually not harmful and most do not progress to malignancy. The more moles you have, the more your risk of developing skin cancer increases. A mole's many cells harbor genes that fuel the growth and multiplication of cancerous cells. This gene will typically remain dormant, but this may not always be the case.


The surgical removal of the skin’s affected areas, Mohs surgery, and topical therapy are just a few skin cancer treatments available at Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center.

Christopher Messana


  • Specialty
  • Cutaneous oncology, Mohs surgery, and Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Education
  • University of Michigan and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Mohs Surgery Fellowship
  • Credentials
  • Member of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery.
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About Us

Elevated Dermatology specializes in skin cancer surgery with Dr. Christopher Messana as the fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Kate Messana as the dermatopathologist, and biopsies and excisions performed in-office.

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