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SKIN A - Z

 

Actinic Keratosis

This small rough spot on the skin often occurs in areas chronically exposed to the sun, commonly the face, scalp, neck, forearms, upper chest and hands. Though Actinic Keratosis (AK) may take years to develop into squamous-cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, the epidermis must be monitored with regular screenings. If cancer cells are found, they must be promptly examined by a dermatologist. Fair-skinned people are most susceptible to AK, and require regular full-body skin cancer screenings. The best way to prevent the occurrence of these pre-cancerous lesions is through vigilant sun protection.

There are several ways the dermatologist can remove AK. Methods include cryosurgery, or freezing with liquid nitrogen, excision, dermatological surgery, and laser/photodynamic surgery.  Acupuncture/Chinese medicine can be used as a preventative measure and as a complimentary treatment to chemotherapy.

Treatments

Chemical Peels
Cryotherapy
Lasers

 

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