Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis is a scaly spot found on sun-damaged skin, this is caused by abnormal skin cell development due to damage from UVB rays. These spots are most commonly found on areas of the skin that are repeatedly exposed to the sun. Typical areas are on the backs of hands, top of feet, blading headed, face, ears, temples and forehead areas.

The features of Actinic Keratosis may be white or yellow patches on the skin, red or pigmented skin colouring, or a thickened or flat papule. There is a small chance that this condition can develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and it’s best to have this treated to be safe.

Actinic Keratosis is treated at the Cadogan Clinic through Cryotherapy, a medical non-surgical treatment involving the removal of skin lesions by using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die. 

Click here for more information on Cryotherapy offered at the Cadogan Clinic. 

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