Actinic keratosis are precancerous lesions that often occur in areas of high sun exposure like the face, scalp, forearms, and chest. These lesions may appear one at a time, or multiple in one area. They often appear as slightly raised tan, brown, pink, or skin-tone scaly spots. Spots can feel rough, similar to sandpaper.
Patients with actinic keratosis may receive cryotherapy, where lesions are frozen and removed. We also offer prescription creams and photodynamic therapy for treatment of this condition.
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If you have been diagnosed with actinic keratosis and would like to be considered for a research study, please visit our partner organization, Skin Search.