Take Control of Your Skin Health and Stay One Step Ahead of Melanoma

Dermatology Solutions proudly provides diagnosis and treatment for conditions of melanoma in Estero and Southwest Florida.  Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer originating from melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing skin pigment. It can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on sun-exposed areas like the face, neck, arms, and legs. Early detection is crucial in the fight against melanoma. Look out for changes in the size, shape, or color of existing moles, the sudden appearance of new moles, or any unusual growths on your skin. At Dermatology Solutions, we know melanoma can be frightening, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our team of experienced dermatologists is committed to providing top-tier care with the attention and compassion you deserve.  Contact our office today to schedule your skin evaluation.

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Understanding Melanoma

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer that can develop anywhere on your skin, but it is most commonly found on areas that receive significant sun exposure, such as the face, neck, arms, and legs. Recognizing that melanoma can appear on less obvious areas, like the soles of your feet or under your nails, is also important. This widespread potential means that vigilance is crucial, no matter where the spot or mole appears.

Melanoma Prevention

Minimizing your risk of melanoma involves proactive steps to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days, and reapply it every two hours when outdoors. Wear protective clothing, including wide-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses, to shield your skin from the sun. Avoid the use of tanning beds, as they expose your skin to intense UV radiation, significantly increasing your risk of melanoma.

Signs & Symptoms of Melanoma


Changes in Moles:

This can include changes in the size, shape or texture of your existing moles, moles that develop irregular borders, or change in color – especially if they darken.


New Moles or Growths:

Pay attention to the appearance of new moles or growths on your skin, especially if they look different from your other moles.


Pain or Itching:

Some melanomas may cause discomfort, pain, or itching in the affected area.


Bleeding or Oozing:

Melanomas can sometimes bleed or ooze fluid if they get irritated or injured.



Advanced melanomas may develop ulcers or sores that don’t heal.


Spread to Nearby Lymph Nodes:

In later stages, melanoma may spread to nearby lymph nodes, causing swelling or lumps in the affected area.

Did you know…

Melanoma is the most common and most aggressive forms of skin cancer?

Risk Factors of Melanoma

If melanoma is detected and treated in its early stages, it is usually curable. However, if left untreated, it can rapidly spread throughout the body, making it more difficult to treat and potentially fatal. While exposure to UV rays is commonly associated with melanoma, it is not the sole cause. There are other factors that can contribute to an increased risk of developing melanoma. These factors include the following:

  • Having a family history of melanoma
  • A history of sunburn
  • Numerous atypical moles
  • Weakened immune system
  • Having sensitive skin
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Treatment Options for Melanoma

Melanoma treatment depends on various factors, including the location, thickness, and progression of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age, health, medical history, and personal preferences. To assess the extent of the cancer, a biopsy is commonly performed. Treatment options for melanoma vary according to the cancer stage and may involve surgical removal of a tumor, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or radiation therapy. 

Offering Compassion &

Trust for Life

Offering Compassion &

Trust for Life


Our staff consists of highly trained, Board Certified and Experienced Doctors, Nurses and Physician Assistants. Our clinical staff are experts in Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment



We are committed to providing you with exceptional care for all of your individual needs and unique skin type.



To treat our patients with the best possible care, we design our practice for hospitality and functionality.  We are on Metro Pkwy between Daniels & Six Mile Cypress near Gulf Coast Hospital. 



Although we live and work in paradise, the year round sunshine can increase your risk of skin cancer. We pride ourselves in educating, supporting and assisting the communities we operate within.


Let Us Find Your Solution to Your Skin Concerns

Our doctors & clinical staff are experts in the caring for the largest organ of the body. We provide services to children, teens, young adults and seniors allowing us to be a lifetime partner in your skin health. Our team can help you take care of your skin and help you find the treatment method that’s best for you!

Dermatology Solutions Proudly Offers Services to the Communities in

Fort Myers – Cape Coral – North Fort Myers – Lehigh Acres – South Fort Myers – Estero – Bonita Springs – Sanibel Island – North Naples – Naples – and All Surrounding Areas