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  2. Feb 23, 2022 · Procedures for treating actinic keratosis. You can often complete treatment in 1 or 2 office visits. The procedures that dermatologists use to treat AKs include: Cryosurgery: During cryosurgery, your dermatologist freezes the AK. The goal is to get the AK to fall off after a few days. Some AKs need more than one cryosurgery treatment before ...

    • Angelica Bottaro
    • Topical Treatments. Topical treatments, such as creams and gels, often treat people with several actinic keratosis...
    • Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is the most common and effective treatment for actinic keratosis. It is most often recommended...
    • Laser Therapy. Laser therapy works by using a laser to shrink or destroy the affected cells in...
    • Sian Ferguson
    • 5-fluorouracil. “One of the widely used and most effective prescription at-home therapies is topical chemotherapy called 5-fluorouracil,” Pratt says.
    • Diclofenac sodium. Diclofenac sodium gel (Solaraze, Cambia, Voltaren) is a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can help treat actinic keratosis.
    • Imiquimod. You may get a prescription for this medication if you have actinic keratoses on your face and scalp. This medication works by affecting your body’s immune response to skin lesions.
    • Ingenol mebutate. You’ll apply this medication gel once a day for 2 or 3 days in a row and leave it on for about 6 hours before washing it off. Your dermatologist will give you more specific, personalized directions on using this treatment.
  3. Jul 7, 2022 · Introduction Actinic keratosis (AK) is a precancerous lesion caused generally by exposure to ultraviolet radiation and has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) [ 1, 2 ]. Studies comparing various treatments have been published; however, no gold standard treatment has been established to date [ 3, 4, 5, 6 ].

    • 10.3390/jcm11143953
    • 2022/07
    • J Clin Med. 2022 Jul; 11(14): 3953.
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