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    • Targeting a Single AK Choose a skilled and experienced dermatologist. When removing a single AK lesion with cryosurgery, curettage and desiccation, or laser therapy, the skill of the dermatologist is paramount in determining the results.
    • Addressing Multiple AKs Apply prescription topical creams as directed. It’s common to have several AKs clustered in an area that’s been exposed to years of sunlight, like your ears, nose, scalp, or forearms.
    • Preventing and Limiting AKs Wear sunscreen every day. Even if it’s a cloudy winter day, you should apply a broad-spectrum, SPF-30 or greater sunscreen to all exposed skin (and skin that is covered only by lightweight clothing).
  2. Methods to remove them include cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), electrodessication and curettage (burning and scraping) and topical chemotherapy agents. We specialize in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) a method of treating the entire area that has the AKs to not only treat the existing AKs but to prevent new ones from forming. Dr.

  3. Feb 17, 2017 · This can be done by freezing the patch (called cryotherapy ), scraping (called curretage), or if you have clusters of them, your doctor may prescribe one of a number of medications to treat the entire area. They can also perform photodynamic therapy, a light-based treatment that destroys the damaged cells.

  4. Treatment of Actinic Keratosis A.K.A. Precancers | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D Actinic Keratosis (or keratoses, plural) is a sun-induced thickening of the skin that is precancerous. If untreated, approximately 10% of actinic keratoses will turn into a skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) over several years.

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