Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

An actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is the medical term for a section of tough, cracked, and flaky skin that develops from overexposure to the sun, often over long periods of time. It’s most often forms on one’s scalp, neck, or face, or sometimes it is found on the hands, arms, or other areas vulnerable to UV rays. Appearing as tan, pink, gray or tan, an actinic keratosis (AK) can gradually grow in size over a period of years, often affecting older men and women, at times even eventually becoming skin cancer.

How Is Actinic Keratosis Treated?

There are 6 different ways of treating AK: Excision, Cauterization, Cryotherapy, Chemical peels, Phototherapy, Immunotherapy.

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