Actinic Keratoses is essentially rough scaly spots on sun-damaged skin
Rough scaly spots on sun-damaged skin are called solar keratoses. Actinic keratoses are caused by repeated sun exposure which damages the skin, especially in fair-skinned persons. The lesons have a stuck on, thick prickly like scale. Since they are precancerous, it is important to have them evaluated and treated. Treatment can be performed by lightly freezing lesions to the use of a topical medication when an extensive number of lesions are present.
The most common treatment is to treat individual lesions in the office with cryosurgery ( lightly freezing lesions). The use of a topical prescription medications when an extensive number of lesions are present.Book an Appointment