Early detection is key in treating these pre-cancerous lesions.
Actinic keratoses can vary in size from a tiny spot to as much as an inch in diameter. They often appear as flat to slightly raised, scaly, crusty, or rough patches of skin, sometimes with a raised horn shape or bump.
Because of their rough texture, they are often easier to feel than see; they may feel raw, sensitive and painful, or even itchy with a pricking or burning sensation. Actinic keratoses may be red, tan, pink, flesh-toned, brown or a combination of colours, and frequently appear on sun-exposed areas including the face, lips, ears, scalp, shoulders, neck, back of the hands and forearms.
Almost all actinic keratoses can be successfully removed when properly diagnosed by a skilled dermatologist. A thorough consultation with Dr. Geeta Yadav at Skin Science Dermatology will allow us to assess your skin’s condition and determine the most effective actinic keratoses treatment.
Cryotherapy is a quick, in-office procedure that uses extreme cold to rapidly destroy actinic keratoses. Liquid nitrogen is sprayed directly onto targeted skin lesions, freezing them and causing them to slough off while leaving the surrounding area unaffected to minimize the risk of scarring. Learn More
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