Actinic Keratoses are scaly spots that usually appear on sun-exposed skin. They are considered “pre-cancers” and can eventually develop into squamous cell carcinomas. Most often, they are a sign of severe sun damage and indicate a much higher likelihood of developing skin cancer.
Treatment of actinic keratoses is usually recommended because of the risk of them evolving into cancer.
There are many ways to treat actinic keratoses. It is important to see one of our dermatology specialists on a regular basis to treat your actinic keratoses and perform an exam to look for skin cancers and other more serious issues.