Simon Madorsky, MD Premier Orange County
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT)

Superficial Radiotherapy is a low energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. An FDA approved treatment for keloid scars. SRT offers qualified candidates an alternative to excision, which may frequently result in a longer scar than the original keloid.

What is Superficial Radiotherapy?

Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) is a painless, nonsurgical treatment primarily used to treat superficial skin cancers that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. The FDA recently approved this treatment for keloid scars. SRT offers patients an alternative to surgery, which may frequently result in a longer scar than the original keloid.

Superficial Radiotherapy Treatment

Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) uses low-energy radiotherapy to penetrate the top surface layer of the skin, avoiding deep tissue damage, minimizing scarring, particularly around the face.

The procedure is painless and benefits those patients who may have a fear of needles and surgery, and patients who are not surgical candidates. The procedure costs less than surgery and is covered by most insurances.

Why Choose Superficial Radiotherapy?

  • Painless, nonsurgical treatment for some keloid scars
  • A low-energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin
  • Quick 10 minute treatment sessions allow for uninterrupted daily activities