Actinic Keratoses

Actinic Keratoses Facts

 

Actinic Keratoses are rough, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Actinic Keratoses can sometimes progress into skin cancers. Doctors estimate that 40% of squamous cell carcinomas begin as Actinic Keratoses. Performing a skin biopsy is the only way to distinguish Actinic Keratoses from a squamous cell carcinoma. The American Cancer Society, the Skin Cancer Foundation, and the American Academy of Dermatology all recommend that people with Actinic Keratoses seek treatment.

 

How to Treat Actinic Keratoses?

 

1) Medication for large areas

2) Freezing (cryotherapy)

3) Removal

 

 

 

 

 

Call to find out how our Dallas Dermatology office and assist you with your Actinic Keratoses!