YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IN VIENNA 1030
Actinic keratosis treatment by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo in Vienna
Treatment and follow-up of actinic keratosis is crucial because some of them could eventually become skin cancer.
Dr. Sanlorenzo – Your Dermatologist in Vienna 1030 – responds to the most frequent questions on actinic keratoses
An actinic keratosis usually presents as a rough, dry or scaly patch of skin, usually less than 2.5 centimeters in diameter.
Actinic keratoses are caused by frequent or intense exposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds.
No, actinic keratosis are not contagious.
If left untreated, some of these spots may progress to squamous cell carcinoma.
Actinic keratoses can be treated with prescription products such as fluorouracil cream, imiquimod cream and diclofenac gel or with cryotherapy, curettage and photodynamic therapy.