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ACTINIC KERATOSIS
Actinic Keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is considered to be the earliest stage of non-melanoma skin cancer. Caused by excessive, unprotected exposure to UV light, these small lesions develop in the epidermis and may lead to Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Actinic Keratosis usually occurs on areas of chronic sun exposure, especially the sides of the forehead, the scalp, the ear, and the back of the hands. People with fair skin tones are at greater risk for developing actinic keratoses.

What Should You Look For?
Actinic Keratosis lesions most typically appear as a dry, rough, scaly spot with reddish-brown color. They may be very small, or grow to be larger than the size of a quarter. It can also appear as a patch of skin on the lower lip that may dry and crack open. Some lesions disappear, only to recur in the same place later. In some patients, a horn-like crust will grow out of the abnormal cells in an Actinic Keratosis lesion. This "cutaneous horn" may vary in size, and may be curved or straight. Cutaneous horns are most commonly found on the external ear.

When Should You See a Doctor?
In some cases, pre-cancerous conditions can be felt, but not seen, so a clinical examination can make all the difference in the process of uncovering troublesome skin conditions that may require medical treatment. And potentially cancerous conditions can be challenging to identify accurately. You should consult a doctor if you notice significant changes in your skin, if you see a new growth, or if you are concerned about an unexplained symptom on the skin's surface.

What Are Your Treatment Options?
Actinic Keratosis can be treated successfully with a variety of methods, including: cryosurgery, topical chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, chemical peeling, and laser skin resurfacing.

To learn more or to schedule an office visit call 586.573.4980 (Warren) or 810.230.0001 (Flint).

AESTHETIC TREATMENT OPTIONS

Acne
Blue Light Laser
Chemical Peels
Microdermabrasion
MicroLaser Peel
Vibradermabrasion

Hyperpigmentation
Broadband Light Laser
Chemical Peels
Microdermabrasion
MicroLaser Peel
Vibradermabrasion

Redness & Facial Veins
Broadband Light Laser
Candela Laser

 

Scarring
Chemical Peels
Dermal Fillers
Microdermabrasion
MicroLaser Peel
Profractional Resurfacing

Wrinkles & Rough Texture
Chemical Peels
Dermal Fillers
Injectables (Botox®)
Laser Treatments
(SkinTyteII, MLP, PFR)

 

 

CONDITIONS

Acne & Acne scars
Actinic keratosis
Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Basal cell carcinoma
Contact dermatitis
Fungal infections
Genetic skin disorders
Hair loss (male and female)
Herpes
Hyperhidrosis
Hyperpigmentation
Melanoma
Moles
Rare skin diseases
Redness & Facial Veins
Rosacea
Scarring
Seborrheic dermatitis
Skin cancer –
    melanoma

Skin cancer –
    non-melanoma

Skin cancer –
    pre-cancerous conditions

Skin discoloration
Solar keratosis
Spider veins
Squamous cell carcinoma
Sunburn
Urticaria (hives)
Varicose Veins
Vitiligo
Warts
Wrinkles & Rough Texture

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