The incidence of skin cancer has been increasing for several years. This is the case in malignant melanoma as well as in squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is most common among the elderly, but is now also more frequently found in younger people. Surgery is often the treatment of choice and this is still the case in malignant melanoma and most cases of squamous cell carcinoma. For basal cell carcinoma, Bowen's disease and actinic keratoses, however, alternative treatments should be considered. Today, dermatologists can offer patients with skin cancer several new treatments besides surgery. These new treatments seem to have the same efficacy but better cosmetic results compared to earlier treatments.